Poached Pears & Salad

CHILDREN’S RECIPE: Cinnamon and Vanilla Poached Pears

2 semi ripe pears
2 T sugar or honey
1 Cinnamon stick
½ vanilla bean
4 oz water

Method of Preparation:
Cut pears in quarters. In a small saucepan bring water, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla to a boil. Place pears in pan, cover and reduce to a simmer. After about 5 minutes or until pears become slightly soft remove from heat and allow pears to cool in liquid.

FAMILY RECIPE: Pear, Endive Salad with Goat Cheese, Walnuts and Balsamic Vinegar

3 sliced Belgium endive
2 sliced pears
2 T goat cheese
4 T toasted walnuts
1 T minced shallots
1 T Dijon mustard
3 T Balsamic Vinegar
4 T Olive oil
1 T Chopped Parsley

Method of Preparation:
For dressing, place shallots, Dijon, vinegar and whisk together, slowly whisk in olive oil and add parsley. In a separate bowl mix endive, pears and dressing. Place dressed pears and endive on a plate. Garnish top of salad with goat cheese and walnuts.