Baked Pears with Pecans and Gorgonzola Cheese

Baked Pears with Pecans and Gorgonzola Cheese

My favorite holiday appetizer is a delicious warm, sweet and decadent dish of melted pears, butter, brown sugar, Gorgonzola cheese, and pecans. Served with toasted french bread this sure is a treat to look forward to each year.

Baked Pears with Pecans and Gorgonzola Cheese Ingredients

  • 2-3 large ripe pears
  • 3 tablespoons butter: 2 softened, 1 melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, white pepper & dash of nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup of toasted and chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 tablespoons of crumbled Gorgonzola or blue cheese

Recipe Execution

  1. Preheat oven to 450º
  2. Prepare the pears by peeling, then  slicing into slices about 1 inch thick
  3. Brush pears with softened butter and place in a buttered 9-inch + baking dish
  4. Bake at 450º for 15 minutes. Remove, sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt, white pepper & dash of nutmeg. Bake for another 15 minutes or until soft and lightly browned.
  5. Meanwhile combine pecans, brown sugar and melted butter in a small bowl, stirring to coat nuts. Top pear dish contents with mix and cheese. Broil pears at the furthest distance from the heat for about 5 minutes until the cheese melts.

Serve an ample amount of juice and pear mixture on top of toasted bread or cracker to enjoy the deliciousness.

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