Last night we had some friends over to our condo. Because I don’t often entertain in our tiny abode, I went a little crazy with the “light” hors d’oeuvres we would to be having, and concocted a spread that would have fed at least 15 people (there were 4 of us in total). Of all the food, the Pears were my husband’s favorite, however.

Naturally Gluten Free, these pears could have even served as a savory dessert. The sweetness of the pears and the addition of honey went wonderfully with the creamy goat cheese and sprinkling of Tarragon. They were absolutely delicious!

Roasted Pears with Goat Cheese and Pine Nuts (Serves 4)

  • 2 Ripe but Firm Pears
  • Goat Cheese (I used a small log, 365 Brand – Organic)
  • 3/4 oz Pine Nuts
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • Tarragon
  • Honey

Preheat oven to 350. Wash the pears, cut lengthwise, and use a sharp paring knife and spoon to remove the core, leaving a round well for the filling. Heat butter in a skillet and brown the pears, SKIN SIDE DOWN, on low heat for about 10 minutes. Place in an ovenproof dish (I used a pie plate) and pour the remaining butter on top. Add 1/2 cup of water in the bottom of the dish. Bake 10-15 minutes.

While this is baking, combine the goat cheese with pine nuts and Tarragon. I just sprinkled to taste.

Remove the pears and evenly disperse the cheese mixture on top of each. Pour a bit of honey over each and put back in the oven to bake for another 10-15 minutes. Serve immediately – or not!

We didn’t get around to eating them for about an hour, with the pears sitting out lonely the entire time. But by the time we devoured them, they were still wonderful!

This blog is a part of Fight Back Fridays!

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