Sunday, February 27, 2011

Balsamic-Roasted Pears with Pepper and Honey

Pears surrounded by cheese is a fabulous way to have a very Italian ending to a good meal.   The roasting of the pears with balsamic vinegar sharpens the flavor.   The addition of Manchego cheese,  a mild sheep's milk cheese, and drizzling of honey, with fresh black pepper adds dazzle to this very elegant and easy to prepare dessert.


Balsamic-Roasted Pears with Pepper and Honey
Serves 4
Recipe from Gourmet


Ingredients:
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 firm but ripe Bosc pears, halved lengthwise and cored
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/4 pound Manchego or mild fresh goat cheese, cut into 4 pieces, at room temperature
1/4 cup honey
Freshly ground black pepper

Directions:
Put a rack in middle of oven and preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Put butter in an 8-inch square baking dish and melt in oven, about 3 minutes.

Arrange pears cut sides down in one layer in dish.  Roast until tender, about 20 minutes.

Pour vinegar over pears and roast for 5 minutes more.

Transfer pears, cut sides down, to serving plates and spoon some of juices from baking dish over them.  Arrange cheese next to pears, drizzle pears and cheese with honey, and sprinkle with pepper.

Enjoy!
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53 comments:

Cooking Gallery said...

This is new to me, but I can imagine that it tastes delicious. I love pears, cheese and balsamic vinegar, so I don't think this dish would go wrong :)!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I love the flavour of balsamic so this sounds delicious. I have made a note of this recipe thanks. Diane

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I have to make this dessert. It is easy and looks elegant,and of course with the addition of cheese just makes it even better I'm sure. I just recently bought a product called Balsamic Cream by Pastene. All the work is done for you as far as reducing the Balsamic. I squeeze it on strawberries and it is like chocolate sauce. You must try it.

From the Kitchen said...

Wow! I've turned over a new leaf this morning. I'm printing out the recipes I want to do as soon as I see them. Your's is one. Thanks!

Best,
Bonnie

Rumana Rawat said...

Wow!!! that looks incredible:)

rosaria said...

Oh Yeah! Baby, this is a great combo and not just for dessert. Add greens, and you have a salad. Serve with roasted meats and you have a great accompaniment.
Velva this is a spectacular dish!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

This looks to be very interesting!!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Fantastic! Having spent years on overly complicated desserts, I am now convinced that simplicity is best. I need to try this combination of pears and balsamic!

Lea Ann said...

I love this recipe! LOVE it. Whole foods makes a poached pear that I purchase at times and I'd love to make my own. Thanks for sending along this recipe.

Michael Toa said...

It hasn't been long when I first experienced how lovely the combination of pears and cheese. Your roasted pear looks wonderful with the manchego cheese. Very elegant too.

Diana (Di) said...

Velva, that is as elegant a dish as I have seen. Beautiful! and I can taste it. uhmm

Farmchick said...

Looks so very beautifl...I have never had this.

Jennifurla said...

that is gorgeous, my friends would faint if I served it! Thanks for sharing.

Quay Po Cooks said...

Mmm. pear and cheese? it is new to me but it sounds good to me.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Fruit desserts are my favorite! We love pears and this will be my next dessert recipe! Thanks for sharing!

Chef E said...

A big yum to this dish!

Pacheco Patty said...

I love roasted pears with a flavorful cheese, so this is my kind of dessert. I like the idea of using the balsamic vinegar and the honey to finish. This is such a pretty plate to serve at a dinner party;-)

Barbara said...

Oh, that is absolutely beautiful, Velva. I've been dying to make something like this, can't imagine why I haven't. Love it with the cheese!

Elisabeth said...

Your roasted pears are so elegant, and temptingly delicious. Love the recipe, and the photo, especially!
I've made roasted sliced balsamic/brown sugar pear slices, to top off a nice salad, but never a whole pear. Gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing!

Jen_from_NJ said...

Manchego is one of my favorite cheeses and it sounds fantastic with the pears, balsamic and honey!

Faith said...

Oh wow, does this look wonderful! I truly can't think of a better way to end a meal!

That Girl said...

I made something similar last week, but wrapped the pears in phyllo dough. The way pears hold their consistency when cooked makes them so versatile for desserts.

Verde Farm said...

Oh Velva, that sounds wonderful and looks wonderful too. I would love this!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Looks gorgeous, Velva! Iove all the flavors, and paired with Manchego, so nice!

teresa said...

oh this is just lovely! i love the combo of flavors and the sweet and savory element. well done!

Stevie said...

This pear dessert looks stunningly elegant and flavorful: sweet and savory mixed is always a show-stopper. Thanks for the great recipe! Love your blog, too!

I notice that you have some wine (yeah!) and cocktail stories here. What drink would you recommend with this bosc pear treat?

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Super delicious looking roasted pears. Brilliant preparation.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Becky said...

I made Balsamic Honey Pork Tenderloin tonight and this looks even better! I'm bookmarking this recipe. Thanks so much!

Becky

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What a refined dish! So beautifully presented.

Cheers,

Rosa

Abbey said...

YUM!!! put cheese on anything and i'll eat it.

Eliana said...

Balsamic toasted anything is killer. So I can only imagine how great these pears are.

Shanae Branham said...

What a beautiful presentation of a delicious dish!

5 Star Foodie said...

an absolutely gorgeous dessert, sounds amazing with balsamic vinegar!

Susi said...

Velva, now this is a dessert my husband would love! The flavors sound incredible and it makes for a gorgeous presentation.

Katerina said...

Such an elegant dessert Velva. It makes you want to stick your fork and grab it!

Design Wine and Dine said...

What an awesome dessert! I love fruit paired with cheese and think it's often overlooked for a dessert - after a meal! Love it!

Rambling Tart said...

I saw the title and and just LOVED it, Velva! :-) I had my first dessert with black pepper last week and it was fantastic. I'm so looking forward to trying this. :-)

Raina said...

This is such an impressive looking dessert and it sounds delicious with the combo of the fruit and the cheese:)

Joanne said...

What a beautifully decadent dessert! Quite impressive.

LindyLouMac said...

Makes me wish Pears were in season, I must save this recipe for when they are. :)

The Japanese Redneck said...

That's beautiful and looks delicious.

I've been out will be out again at the end of this week.

heartnsoulcooking said...

AWESOME!!! just AWESOME!!!
I LOVE the combination of flavors!!!

Juliana said...

Wow, this pear dish looks delicious...so yummie with cheese. Lovely presentation :-)

Shanae Branham said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. You are so right! This will help me develop my character's emotion for my story. I hadn't quite thought of it that way. Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

Nil said...

Hi Velva, this recipe so beautiful... Thanks.
Nil :)

merrilymarylee said...

Bought the pears today, forgot the cheese. (sigh) Back to the store tomorrow...!

Susan Fields said...

From the picture, I thought this would be a very difficult recipe, but it looks like something even I could do!

My Little Space said...

Velva, your roasted pear sounds incredible with honey & pepper! What a cool way to serve with. Hope you're having a fabulous day.
Cheers, Kristy

Umm Mymoonah said...

Oh My! How gracious it looks, wonderful dessert.

sophiesfoodiefiles said...

Oooh Velva!! What a lovely & savoury pear & cheese dish!

Lovely too! MMMMMM,...!

A Canadian Foodie said...

Love it. Gorgeous. Simple. Delicious and unexpected.
YUM!
valerie

Chris said...

I have never been a big fan of roasted fruit until I tried a gorgonzola/roasted pear salad last year. Now I'm a big fan.

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