Pear and Blue Cheese with Bitter Salad Greens


1T melted butter
2T honey
4 firm pears
25ml olive oil
1T apple cider vinegar
½ t salt and pepper to taste
500g of greens
1 wedge of Whitestone Blue Cheese
1 cup walnuts


  1. Roast the walnuts in the oven for about 5 minutes at 160C (I do them as the oven is reaching temp).
  2. Heat the oven to 250C.
  3. Halve and core the pears, then slice into 1/8th or so (4 from each half).
  4. Heat butter and honey in the roasting dish for one minute then add the pears and toss. Lay them out in a single layer, make sure that there is one surface side down of each slice.
  5. Cook for about 10 on one side, then 5 minutes on the next.
  6. Remove and cool.
  7. In the serving bowl mix the oil, vinegar and salt.
  8. Pile on the greens, then crumble over the cheese, add the pears and then toss it just as you are about to serve.
  9. Top with walnuts.


Thanks to Whitestone Cheese - cheese, Rosedale Orchard - Pears,  Janefield Paeonies and Hydroponics - salad mix , and Ettrick Gardens - walnuts -for providing the ingredients used in the demonstration.

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