Fruit for Dessert: Pears with Bleu Cheese + Honey

Pears are all over the place here in Oregon, and they’re a favorite of mine, especially for dessert! I think cooking peaches and pears really brings out the sweetness and flavor and makes for a better-for-you sweet treat, as well.

Pears also pair (ha…) well with cheese. And I love cheese, so here’s what I did:

Pears Halves with Bleu Cheese and Honey

Ingredients: 1 pear, 1 Tablespoon Bleu cheese, and a drizzle of honey and olive oil

I sliced a pear in half, hollowed out the center, drizzled a little olive oil on top, scooped in some Bleu cheese Rogue Creamery makes a to-die-for Bleu that I am obsessed with), then drizzled with honey. Next, I popped the whole thing (cut side up!) in the oven for 10 minutes at 350, before finishing off with a two-minute broil session to slightly brown the outside.

If it’s summer where you are, grill the pears face-down first, then finish with bleu cheese and honey.




Doniree is based in Portland, Oregon, where she is pretty damn thrilled about the Pacific Northwest's focus on local and seasonal food and great wine. When she's not at home, she's on the hunt for the best brunch, the best happy hour, and the best whiskey bar a city has to offer.

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