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Pear Salad w/ Apple Cider Vinaigrette

I used a mandoline for this fresh clean salad. If you don’t have one, take your time and slice your ingredients thin.

I used a mandoline for this fresh clean salad. If you don’t have one, take your time and slice your ingredients thin.

½  Cucumber

½ bulb of Fennel

½ Anjou Pear

Pinch Sea Salt

A few twists of cracked Black Pepper

1 dried Apricot-hand sliced very thin

A few Mint leaves

Slice Pear and arrange on the bottom of your serving plate.

In a small bowl place sliced cucumber and fennel Add salt and pepper.

Add 2 tablespoons dressing and toss. Place mixture over pears. Sprinkle with apricots.

Apple Cider Vinaigrette

On a small bowl add

5 mint leaves

½ teaspoon sugar

1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar

Macerate together with a wooden spoon.

Add remaining vinegar, a pinch of sea salt , a few twists of Black Pepper and a pinch of white pepper.

Squeeze ¼ Meyer Lemon and zest. Mix together.

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Salted Caramel Pear Tart

Delicious

Delicious

Preheat oven to 375*/ 190 c

Tart Pan

Pie Shell-

A Pre made short crust pie shell is fine or you can make one home made. When Im in a hurry, I buy mine at Trader Joes.

Lay out a cool pie shell onto pie pan, shape onto bottom and sides of pan. Perforate bottom with fork in a few places.

Salted Caramel-you may make your own but there are great ones out there already. I love the Williams Sonoma brand.

Heat Salted Caramel in microwave for 40 seconds.

Spoon a couple of tablespoons on the shortcrust. Place piecrust in refrigerator while you are prepping the pears.

4 pears

2 tablespoons sugar

pats of butter

Peel, half, and core pears.

Place halves, cut side down, in a circular pattern on top of cooled pie shell .

Sprinkle with sugar.

Score each pear and top each pear with a pat of butter.

Place in a hot oven and

Bake for 30 minutes or until pears start to brown.

While fruit is baking

PREPARE CUSTARD

beat together:

3 tablespoons sugar

½ teaspoon vanilla

pinch sea salt

1 egg

3 tablespoons almond powder

1 cup cream

Pour custard mixture around the hot baked fruit and continue baking for 25 more minutes.

Swirl a little caramel over top before serving.

Happy Christmas !!