Sautéed Pears with Bacon and Mustard Dressing

To be honest, I don't feel like I'd make this as a casual weeknight dinner dish. Definitely more of a dinner party side, it's pretty rich. But, it's delicious. It's almost like a dish that's perfect for the first ~really~ cold day. Definitely give it a shot.

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces slab bacon, sliced ¼ inch thick, slices cut into ¼ inch pieces
  • 4 ripe but firm Bosc pears, quartered, seeds removed
  • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 3 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons walnut oil or olive oil
  • ½ cup unsalted, roasted walnuts
  • Sliced chives (for serving)

Recipe

Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and crisp around edges, 10–12 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain. Pour off all but 1 Tbsp. bacon fat from skillet.

Season pears with salt and pepper and cook in skillet with bacon fat over medium-high, turning occasionally, until golden brown and starting to soften (they should be slightly firm at cores), 5–7 minutes. Transfer to a platter; let cool.

Meanwhile, whisk vinegar, mustard, and 3 Tbsp. oil in a small bowl to combine; season dressing with salt and pepper. Toss walnuts with remaining 2 tsp. oil in another small bowl; season with salt. Drizzle dressing over pears and scatter walnuts and bacon on top. Just before serving, top with chives.

Do Ahead: Dish (without chives) can be made 3 hours ahead. Store tightly wrapped at room temperature.


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