Monday, April 8, 2013

Stuffed Pears with Blue Cheese

I found some baby Bartlett pears at Trader Joe's and decided to stuff them with cheese, and top them with some toasted walnuts. But how to classify them, an appetizer? Or dessert? So, decided right after dinner as a cheese course. But then again, maybe just for lunch. What do you think??
Stuffed Pears with Blue Cheese

2 baby Bartlett pears
1 Tablespoon of butter
2 Tablespoons good quality blue cheese
2 Tablespoons whipped cream cheese
1/4 cup walnuts, toasted and lightly chopped
1/4 cup quality maple syrup

Wash pears, slice in half and remove core and stem.
In a saute pan over medium heat, heat butter and put pears cut side down, saute until browned (about 5 minutes), turn over, cook another 2 minutes.
Mix blue cheese and cream cheese together.
Using tongs, take pears out of pan, place on serving dish. If needed, to make pears lay flat, cut a small slice from bottom.
Stuff with cheese. Sprinkle with walnuts and drizzle with maple syrup.

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