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pear & walnut burger

Pear & Walnut Burger

This Pear & Walnut Burger Recipe is amazingly delicious, and it'll really impress your guests... but the secret is... it's actually easy to make!

Servings 4


Candied Walnuts

  • 4 Oz Walnuts halved
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon ground
  • 1/8 Tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Milk
  • 1/4 Tsp Vanilla Extract


  • 2 Lbs Ground Chuck Beef 80% lean / 20% fat
  • 4 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Pepper
  • 1 Pear
  • Blue Cheese
  • 4 Hamburger Buns


Candied Walnuts

  1. Preheat oven to 350.

  2. Place walnuts on a pan and cook in the oven for 8 minutes.

  3. Combine sugar, cinnamon, salt, and milk in a pan and heat for 8 minutes on medium high. Stir and cook until sauce is thick & gooey.

  4. Stir walnuts into candy sauce and add vanilla extract.

  5. Pour walnuts onto wax paper or tin foil and separate so they don't stick together.


  1. Slice pear in half vertically and then cut medium/thin wedges.

  2. Get your grill/pan/etc hot.

  3. Salt & pepper the ground beef and then divide into 8oz (1/2 lb) portions (or you can use smaller 6oz portions). Flatten into patties that are about 1/2 inch larger than the buns

  4. Put a thumbprint in the middle of the patty so it doesn’t puff up when cooking.

  5. Grill your burgers about 4min on the first side.

  6. Add pear slices to the grill and cook only for a few minutes.

  7. Flip burgers and immediately add blue cheese crumbles. Cook until you reach the correct temp (140F for medium), usually about 2 to 4 minutes.

  8. Place walnuts in blue cheese and top with grilled pear slices. Enjoy!