Honey Drizzled Pears with Roasted Walnuts and Goat Cheese
With the savory, melted goat cheese topping the warm, sweet pears, combined with a crunch from the roasted walnuts, this recipe is sure to leave you and your guests going back for seconds, thirds, and maybe fourths? Perfect to be used as an appetizer or a dessert, this mouth-watering Fall recipe is just what you didn’t know you needed for you next gathering.
The best part? You can find these sweet pears and freshly canned honey at your local Garden Valley Market stores in North Carolina. With pears so sweet and soft that they leave each bite to be desired, and delicious local honey produced from our hard working North Carolina bees, this recipe in combination with the cheese and walnuts is beyond desirable. We highly recommend you make this ASAP.
Let’s dive in, shall we?
Begin by preheating your oven to 425 degrees, Fahrenheit. Slice your pears into thick slices, about half an inch thick. (This allows your pears to be able to hold up all of those delicious toppings).
Next, place your pears evenly onto a baking pan and brush with melted butter.
Top with crushed walnuts and bake in preheated oven for 8 minutes.
Remove pears from oven and allow to cool slightly. Once pears have cooled to the touch, top with goat cheese and place in oven again for approximately 8 minutes. This allows the pears to cook a tad more and for the delicious, mouth watering goat cheese to become soft and melt onto the pears.
We used a blueberry goat cheese, but any goat cheese would be perfect for this recipe!
Remove pears from oven for the last time. (You can turn off your oven at this point). Allow to cool slightly, then transfer pears onto your prettiest serving dish. Trust us, these pears deserve a beautiful place setting.
Once pears are placed onto serving dish, drizzle with some fresh, local honey.
Eat while warm, and leave no pear behind.
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Honey Drizzled Pears with
Roasted Walnuts + Goat Cheese
SERVINGS: 8-12 people
TOTAL TIME: 20 minutes
4 medium sized pears
1 Tbsp. butter (melted)
1/2 C crushed walnuts
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Slice your pears into thick slices about half an inch thick.
Next, place your pears evenly onto a baking pan and brush with melted butter. Top with crushed walnuts and bake in preheated oven for 8 minutes.
Remove pears from oven and allow to cool slightly. Once pears have cooled to the touch, top with goat cheese and place in oven again for approximately 8 minutes.
Remove pears from oven for the last time. Allow to cool slightly, then transfer pears onto serving dish.
Once pears are placed onto serving dish, drizzle with some fresh, local honey. Enjoy while warm.
Side note: If making this recipe as a dessert, consider topping with your favorite vanilla ice-cream? The warm pears and cold ice cream are a wonderful combination to be desired.