Pears Stuffed with Blue Cheese, Nuts and Honey September 12, 2015
Have you ever hosted a dinner party, and at the last minute realized you forgot to plan for dessert? We sure have! That’s why we love this simple recipe for Blue Cheese, Nut and Honey stuffed Pears. We typically have these ingredients in the fridge, and you can easily swap them around depending on what you have on hand. Walnuts instead of pecans. Goat cheese instead of Blue. Apples instead of pears. It’s all about finding that perfect balance of flavor and texture; sweet vs. salty and crunchy vs. smooth.
As sweater weather is just around the corner, this warming and seasonal recipe is just perfect for dessert or an afternoon snack. You’ve just come in after a long day outside…perhaps you went to the farmers market and picked up some fresh pears from your local farm…kettle on the stove, ready to create a comforting cup of tea. We know you’ll make this again and again this season, and seasons to come.
Whatever ingredients you’re using, you’ll have to start by scooping out the center of your fruit so you have something to fill. A good ‘ol table spoon should do the trick. Get your oven nice and hot (375 degrees) so it’s ready for you.
Mix your stuffing ingredients – cheese, nuts, and honey – in a small bowl, and fill up the fruit halves. Place the halves in a baking dish and leave in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the fruit is soft. Voila! You’ve got yourself a delicious and easy dessert – your guests will thank you!