Sautéed Pear, Bacon, and Walnuts

December 18, 2019
Created by Harmons
35 minutes
Serves 8
  • 6 oz thick-cut bacon, sliced crosswise into 1/4" pieces
  • 4 firm Bosc pears, quartered, seeds removed
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 Tbsp champagne vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp whole grain mustard
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil, plus 2 tsp
  • 1/2 cup walnut halves, toasted
  • Snipped fresh chives, for garnish

In a large frying pan over medium heat, add bacon and cook, stirring occasionally, until crispy and golden, 10-12 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon fat from pan.

Season pears with salt and pepper and cook in same pan with bacon fat over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until golden brown and starting to soften, 5-7 minutes. Transfer to a platter and let cool.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk vinegar, mustard, and 3 tablespoons oil to combine. Season with salt and pepper. In another small bowl, toss walnuts with remaining 2 teaspoons oil and season with salt. Drizzle dressing over pears and scatter walnuts and bacon on top. Just before serving, top with chives.