- 6 firm pears
- 4 cups NAPSI-certified maple water
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 cup cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 2 tbsp French shallot, minced
- 1 cup whole pistachios, shelled
- 1 egg white, slightly beaten
- 3/4 cup maple sugar
- 4 1/2 oz duck fois gras pâté
- Fleur de sel
- Peel the pears, taking care to keep the stems attached. Using a melon baller, remove the cores through the bottoms of the pears.
- Combine pears, maple water, and lemon juice in a saucepan. Simmer over low heat for about 5 minutes or until the tip of a knife easily penetrates the pears. Remove pears and set aside.
- Add the vinegar to the cooking liquid and reduce over medium heat until it reaches a syrupy consistency. Remove from heat, add the olive oil and shallot, then whisk until smooth. Reserve.
- Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F).
- Wet the pistachios in the egg white, then coat them generously with maple sugar. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 10 minutes. Let cool and chop coarsely.
- Just before serving, line plates with microgreens.
- Stuff pears with foie gras pâté, arrange them on the microgreen nests and drizzle with vinaigrette. Sprinkle with pistachio crisps and fleur de sel.
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