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Ham and Maple Pears on Brioche

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Ham and Maple Pears on Brioche

Filed under: Week-end

preparation time

00:10 10min

Cooking time

00:15 15min


  • 150 g Black Forest ham, sliced thin
  • 2 firm-fleshed pears (Bosc, Rocha, etc.), diced
  • 2 tbsp. (30 ml) butter
  • 3 tbsp. (45 ml) maple syrup
  • ¾ cup (180 ml) grated gruyere cheese
  • 2 brioche slices, lightly toasted
  • Baby arugula, for garnish
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Melt butter in a stainless steel pan over medium-high heat and cook the pears 2 minutes or until almost dry.
  3. Pour in the maple syrup, add salt and pepper and continue cooking stirring regularly until mixture has a caramel-like texture. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Place the two brioche slices on a small baking sheet and arrange the Black Forest ham slices overtop.
  5. Top with the caramel pears, sprinkle with grated cheese and broil 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.
  6. Garnish with baby arugula and a sprinkle of fresh-ground pepper and serve immediately.