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.