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Poached Pear, Bacon, Pecan & Butter Lettuce Salad

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Sweet and soft poached pears balanced with crispy and salty bacon in this butter lettuce salad! The honey vinegar and shallots in the vinaigrette keeps the entire dish light and delicate.

45MIN

Total Cooking Time

18

Ingredients
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Ingredients
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Servings:
2
Serves 2
1 head
Butter Lettuce
4 slices
1/2 cup
Pecans
2 1/3 cups
Sweet Wine
1/2 cup
1 1/2 Tbsp
10
Whole Cloves
10
Peppercorns
1
Cinnamon Stick
1/2 cup
Grapeseed Oil
1/2 cup
Honey Vinegar
1 Tbsp
Dijon Mustard
to taste
Salt and Pepper
2 Tbsp
Shallots
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Directions

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Step 1
Bring the Sweet Wine (2 1/3 cups) , Granulated Sugar (1 cup) , Honey (1/2 cup) , Fresh Ginger (1 1/2 Tbsp) , Whole Cloves (10) , Peppercorns (10) and Cinnamon Stick (1) , and place in a pot large enough to hold the pears over high heat.
Step 2
Peel the Bosc Pears (2) . Quarter them and remove the core.
Step 3
When syrup is boiling, add pears. Reduce heat and let simmer for 15-20 minutes or until pears are soft when run through with a knife.
Step 4
Remove and let cool. Chop roughly.
Step 5
Finely chop the Shallots (2 Tbsp) .
Step 6
Finely slice the Fresh Chives (1/2 Tbsp) .
Step 7
Zest the Lemon (1/2) .
Step 8
Add the shallots, chives, Dijon Mustard (1 Tbsp) , Honey Vinegar (1/2 cup) and Salt and Pepper (to taste) to a small bowl and stir to combine.
Step 9
Slowly whisk in the Grapeseed Oil (1/2 cup) until smooth.
Step 10
Cook Bacon (4 slices) until extra crispy. Remove from pan and set aside onto paper towels. When cooled, roughly chop the bacon.
Step 11
Wipe most of the bacon grease out of the pan and then toast the Pecans (1/2 cup) on low heat for 3-4 minutes.
Step 12
Wash and dry Butter Lettuce (1 head) .
Step 13
Combine butter lettuce, bacon, pecans, and pears in a large bowl. Toss gently with vinaigrette.
Step 14
Serve and enjoy.

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