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Caramelised Pear, Goat's Cheese and Walnut Salad

The perfect autumn starter: Conference pears are full of flavour in autumn. Team them with walnuts, which are also in season at the same time, and goat's cheese for a sensational salad.

  • Timer Prep 10 min
    Cook 10 min
  • Chart 375.0 cal/
  • Chef hat Easy


Peel, quarter, core then thickly slice the large Conference pears.


  1. 1 Heat the butter in a large, non-stick frying pan until foaming. Add the pears and cook for 2-3 minutes each side until golden.
  2. 2 Sprinkle in the sugar and cook for a further 2-3 minutes until the pears start to caramelise. Season with lots of black pepper, then remove the pears from the pan.
  3. 3 Pour in the balsamic vinegar and allow to bubble for 1 minute, stirring, then remove the pan from the heat and set aside.
  4. 4 Divide the spinach between 4 serving plates and scatter over the goats’ cheese and walnuts.
  5. 5 Arrange the caramelised pears on top, sprinkle over the parsley and drizzle with the dressing to serve.
  • Average per serving
  • Calories 375.0kCal
  • Fat26.1g
  • Saturated12.1g
  • Salt0.89g
  • Carbohydrates
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