Pears with Fried Camembert Salad

Pears with Fried Camembert

Serves 4


  • 2 x 125g  packets camembert cheese , chilled
  • ½ cup plain flour
  • 2 egg whites, whisked until frothy
  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 60g butter
  • 2 pears, cored and cut into 8 pieces
  • oil for shallow frying
  • 8 slices prosciutto
  • baby spinach leaves


  1. Slice camembert into 1cm thick slices. Dust each piece in flour, shaking off the excess.  Dip into egg white and coat in sesame seeds. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  2. Heat syrup and butter in a frying pan and sauté pears for 3 minutes or until softened. Set aside, keep warm. Reserve the liquid.
  3. Heat oil in a frying pan. Shallow-fry camembert until golden on both sides. Drain on kitchen paper.
  4. Layer camembert, pears, prosciutto and leaves on serving plates. Drizzle with pear cooking liquid. Serve immediately.


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