Endive Spears with Stilton Cheese, Toasted Pecans, and Sauteed Pears

Total Time:
25 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
25 spears
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 pears, peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Stilton cheese, crumbled (or any other blue cheese)
  • 25 endive spears
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves or 25 pieces, toasted
  • Watercress sprigs, for garnish
  • 1 cup cream cheese (for presentation)
Directions

In a large saute pan, over medium heat, add the butter and sugar. Add the diced pears and cook until well caramelized, approximately 8 minutes.

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the garlic, red wine vinegar, salt, fresh ground pepper and olive oil. Add the mixture to the Stilton. Assemble the spears 1 by 1, starting with the cheese then the sauteed pear and topping them off with a toasted pecan. These can be garnished with a sprig of watercress or other herb, if desired. Arrange the spears on a plate by first making a small mound of cream cheese and then sticking each spear into the cream cheese in a floral, 3-dimensional pattern.

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