Baked pears with gorgonzola and walnuts

Difficulty: low

Preparation: 35 minutes

Dose for: 4 people

 

Salted baked pears are a delicious, very tasty vegetarian appetizer with a particular flavour. Their elegant and charming appearance makes this recipe the ideal dish to serve to your guests on important occasions.

Tips: use William or Kaiser pears, which hold up well in the oven; you can also choose whether to use a sweet or spicy gorgonzola according to taste. As for honey, you can use the classic and neutral acacia honey, or you can dare with chestnut honey, which has a stronger and more intense aftertaste.

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 William pears • 150 g of sweet gorgonzola • 4 tablespoons of honey • 6 walnuts in kernels • thyme to taste • salt to taste. • black pepper to taste

 

PREPARATION

Cut the pears in half lengthwise, remove the core with the help of a small knife, forming a hollow. Pour a bit of honey inside, then place them in an oven pan and cook for about 15 minutes at 180°C.

Remove the pears from the oven and insert a generous spoonful of gorgonzola into the hollow. Put the pears back into the oven and cook them for a few moments, just enough to make the gorgonzola creamy.

Remove the pears from the oven, sprinkle them with pepper, fresh thyme, more honey, and finally with the chopped walnuts. Serve hot.

 

Taken from agrodolce.it

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