Why do I call it this – well mainly because of the blue cheese.
Even Amy commented on the smell when I opened the packet, but she had one little taste and started demanding more.
I know you have probably seen something like this before, but chances are it is likely with walnuts. I have changed a couple of things. See what you think.
This will make enough for at least 6 pear halves – so if using this as a starter or interesting dessert, there you have it, enough for 6;
- 3 pears – any will do, halve them and then cut in and remove the cores – this will leave a nice natural hollow;
- 1 packet of strong blue cheese – crumbled;
- 1 packet of pistachio nuts – chopped roughly;
- Some honey; and
- A little oil.
OK – stick those pears in some boiling water for about 10 minutes to soften them a little.
Not too soft though.
I would also add a spoonful or two of sugar in to the water.
Once you have done that spin your oven to 250. The rest happens fast.
Drain the pears. Place on a sheet of baking paper on the baking tray.
Sprinkle some of the chopped pistachio in, cover with crumbled cheese and again a few more nuts.
Straight in the oven until the cheese melts – probably 5-10 minutes will be all this needs.
I also did spin the grill on for the last couple of minutes to brown off the cheese. Plate up, sprinkle with a few more chopped nuts, and drizzle with some honey. Yep I hear you – you must be thinking that’s crazy. Give it a go – these 4 items all sing together in harmony.
Bloody nice – looks pretty damn good too!