This salad pairs sweet fruit with mildly bitter endive leaves. A dressing made with creme fraiche and blue cheese gives the salad a tangy, pungent finish. From "Jamie at Home: Cook Your Way to the Good Life" (Hyperion; 2008), by Jamie Oliver.
This is a VERY good salad! I'm thinking next time I will add grilled chicken to make it a main dish. I did not use the creme fraiche,I used sour cream instead. Also I am an huge blue cheese fan so I would add extra blue cheese next time as well, maybe sprinkle it n the top?
I watched this recipe on TV. I added bacon pieces. Instead of creme fraiche I used half and half. Also, I did not have a pear. It was lovely and I am sure that the original recipe is fantastic.