It’s that time of year when I find myself trying all kinds of new appetizers to share with family and friends. Some of our favorite desserts, appetizers and side dishes were first introduced during the Autumn and Winter months. I’m excited to try this new appetizer featuring fresh pears and spices this season and I hope you will enjoy it as well.
Roasted Pears with Spices and Saint Géric
Serves: 4; Prep time: 30 min
- 3 oz. Saint Géric (can substitute Fromager d’Affinois Blue if Saint Geric is not available)
- 4 ripe pears
- 1 tbs. curry seasoning
- 4 tbs. butter
- 1 tbs. honey
- 1 tbs. flour
Peel pears, cut in half, and remove center. Melt 1 oz. butter in a frying pan, add pears face down and brown. Once browned, add honey and curry seasoning, and continue to cook until caramelized, approx. 2 min.
Place the pears into gratin dish with the caramel. Mix the rest of the butter with the flour in a bowl to obtain a slightly crumbly paste and spread over the pears. Bake the pears in a preheated oven at 350°F for 10 minutes. Remove the pears from the oven and top with finely sliced Saint Géric. Place back in the oven and cook until cheese melts, approx 4 to 5 minutes. Serve hot.
Featured in this recipe is Fromagerie Guilloteau I found this cheese at the Whole Foods in Columbus, Ohio and used it shredded on salads and a baked potato this past summer. I’m looking forward to creating some great cheese dishes with the mushrooms I’m growing in the garden this spring so stay tune for more information about that. Have you tried any new cheeses over the past few months? I’d love to hear from you so please leave all comments, suggestions or just a ‘hello’ to let me know you visited below.