Blue Maple Verrine

8 servings

30 ml (2 tbsp.) extra virgin olive oil
2 onions, minced
60 ml (1/4 cup) maple syrup
500 ml (2 cups) mini arugula, roughly chopped
30 ml (2 tbsp.) maple syrup
2 pears, diced
Juice of one lemon
Salt and pepper, to taste
250 ml (1 cup) blue Ermite cheese, crumbled
Small arugula leaves for garnish
8 small crackers for garnish


In a pan, heat oil over medium heat, add onion and sauté for 1 minute before pouring in the maple syrup. Allow the onions to caramelize for 20 minutes; stir frequently. Set aside. In a bowl, combine arugula, maple syrup, pear and lemon juice. Salt and pepper. Divide into glasses, then top with a layer of crumbled cheese and cooled caramelized onions. Garnish with arugula and cracker before serving.


Source: Quebec's maple syrup producers