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Topic: COMPLETED: Fall Challenge: Goat Cheese and Walnut Stuffed Pears  (Read 3799 times)
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« on: October 27, 2010 02:49:41 PM »

When I think of fall, lovely autumn fruits like crisp and juicy pears come to mind. Also, I LOVE sweet and savory flavors together--like cream cheese and jelly. Thusly, this take on a recipe I saw online somewhere was born. I've already served this to my boyfriend, who loved it! The warm and creamy goat cheese combines with the sweet fruit and honey and balances with the slightly bitter flavor from the toasted walnuts. Dang, I want to go eat some more now after talking about it!

These little appetizers are ridiculously easy and deliciour--and best of all, they only contain 4 ingredients!



Ingredients:

Pears (ripe or un-ripe)
1 ounce of goat cheese per pear
1 ounce of chopped walnuts per pear
Drizzle of honey (about 1/2 tsp) per pear




Directions:

1. Slice each pear in half and remove seeds with a spoon or melon baller to make a nice little hole for the filling. Remove any bits of stem or fibrous insides of pear. Also slice off a thin piece from the other side of each half so it will rest flat and you won't lose any filling. Dry inside of pears off if juicy, so that the cheese will stick. (Note, if using unripe pears, you may want to nuke in microwave for about a minute so they are not too hard.)

2. Fill each pear half with half an ounce of goat cheese, make sure to get it up on the sides around the hole you created. Drizzle a little honey on top of the goat cheese, and press half an ounce of the chopped walnuts into the cheese/honey.



3. Place the pears on a baking sheet and broil on the second rack until the nuts are nicely brown and toasted.

4. Let cool a little before devouring. Enjoy the compliments these will bring.



Note: Each pear half contains about 190 calories.
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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2010 02:57:18 PM »

Yummmm YUM YUM!!  I made them with blue cheese in the past http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=325757.0, but now you've given me a whole new goal in life -- goat cheese!  You're a genius.

(PS.  Yes, cheese is always on my list of life... daily... hourly goals. Cheesy)
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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2010 03:01:59 PM »

ooh yum! I think I'd like the blue cheese with super sweet pears or even apples! I love that contrast.

I forgot to mention the awesome little 1 ounce singly wrapped goat cheese medallions from Trader Joe's...I definitely need portion control with cheese!

Another yummy alternative would be cranberry cinnamon flavored goat cheese! Costco carries some fun 4 packs of various flavored goat cheese.
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2010 03:20:45 PM »

YUM! That looks and sounds so good!
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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2010 04:32:08 PM »

Holy Yum!! Pears and goat cheese are 2 of the best things on earth. I am pretty sure they are more than doubly delicious together!! We often have cheese and fruit for dessert, I will definitely try this!
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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2010 05:09:14 PM »

Another yummy alternative would be cranberry cinnamon flavored goat cheese! Costco carries some fun 4 packs of various flavored goat cheese.

Cranberry cinnamon flavored??  Ooooh my gosh, I need to locate that.
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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2010 05:17:08 PM »

I think I may make this for Thanksgiving dessert. Of course I will need to practice...a lot... Wink
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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2010 09:51:58 AM »

Oooohh! Yum! My favorite salad ever is pears, walnuts and goat cheese on baby greens..I never thought of leaving out the greens!. I'm gonna try this for dinner, Thanks
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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2010 01:24:59 PM »

Thanks guys! I've also made it by mixing the walnuts and cheese together first, but I like it better this way because all the nuts get toasted really well and then you have the creamy layer of cheese.
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« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2010 02:07:23 PM »

I love these flavor combos! Pear and walnut pizza is one of my favorites! Sometimes we make it with goat, sometimes with blue, and I'll even toss a little arugala on it. I love this in salads, too, so maybe now I need to just make these for breakfast Smiley
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