Poached Pear and Spire Salad with Candied Walnuts

Poached pear and spire salad with candied walnuts seen from above


  • 1 head Butter Lettuce

  • 2 Bosc Pears 

  • 1 cup Candied Walnuts

  • ⅓ cup Water

  • ½ SriMu Spire Wheel

  • 1 tablespoon Balsamic Glaze

  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil

  • Salt and Black Pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.  Cut each pear into quarters and place onto a baking tray.  Pour the water onto the baking tray and drizzle the pears with the balsamic glaze.  Bake for 15 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, wash, dry and cut the butter lettuce into bite sized pieces and place into a salad bowl.  Sprinkle in the walnuts and toss to combine.  Cut Spire into bite sized wedges and place atop the salad.

  3. When 15 minutes have passed, flip the pears onto the other side and bake for 10 more minutes.  Once finished remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes.  

  4. To serve cut the pear pieces in half and gently lay in the salad.  Drizzle with olive oil, salt and black pepper if desired, and serve.