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Baked Pears with Gorgonzola and Honey

Baked Pears with Gorgonzola and Honey: Easy, delicious and elegant appetizer for special occasions. You only need 5 ingredients and 20 minutes to make it!

 

Baked Pears with Gorgonzola and Honey: Easy, delicious and elegant appetizer for special occasions. You only need 5 ingredients and 20 minutes to make it!

 

Alongside with baked figs with goat cheese, pears and blue cheese are one of my favorite pairings. I like them raw, like in this easy pears and blue cheese appetizer but this time I tried to bake them and it was also delicious! It’s a great and luscious appetizer to serve at parties or dinner dates. I made it several times and it was always a success! Now, when ripe pears are in season, it’s especially delicious.

If you are searching for holiday appetizers like this one, make sure to check my delicious vegan mushroom crostini recipe.

I made it for my husband’s birthday party this year, and it disappeared really fast! Pairing cheese with fruits is my go-to method to create elegant appetizer recipes for parties. Everybody loves them and they are really easy to make!

 

These baked pears with gorgonzola combine sweet and savory flavors, melt-in-your-mouth texture and spectacular appearance. Tangy blue cheese, sweet pears with honey, a herby touch of thyme and a little crunch from walnuts… This is an elegant way to serve fruits and cheese, which your guests will surely appreciate!

 

Baked Pears with Gorgonzola and Honey: Easy, delicious and elegant appetizer for special occasions. You only need 5 ingredients and 20 minutes to make it!

How to Make Baked Pears with Gorgonzola and Honey

 

The recipe is super easy and only requires 10 minutes (+10 minutes baking time) and 5 ingredients. You don’t want to use very ripe and soft pears as they might lose their shape after baking. The best choice would be ripe but still mildly crisp sweet pears, such as Concorde or Green Anjou.

 

Start by cutting your pears in halves and scooping the seeds with a teaspoon or a melon baller. Place the halves open-faced on a baking dish and drizzle with liquid honey. Place some sprigs of thyme on top and bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes or until the flesh is soft enough when pierced with a fork.

 

Let cool and place a teaspoon of soft gorgonzola or any other blue cheese into each pear boat. Garnish with walnuts and drizzle with more honey if desired. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

 

Baked Pears with Gorgonzola and Honey: Easy, delicious and elegant appetizer for special occasions. You only need 5 ingredients and 20 minutes to make it!

 

You can serve these baked pears both warm and cold. If you don’t want your cheese to melt, wait until the pears are cooled down completely before stuffing them with blue cheese. I like when the cheese is slightly melted, so I stuff them when they are still warm.

 

Here is a recipe for my baked pears with gorgonzola and honey. I hope you will enjoy it on your next party or family gathering and will make it over and over again!

 

Baked Pears with Gorgonzola and Honey: Easy, delicious and elegant appetizer for special occasions. You only need 5 ingredients and 20 minutes to make it!

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Baked Pears with Gorgonzola and Honey

Baked Pears with Gorgonzola and Honey: Easy, delicious and elegant appetizer for special occasions. You only need 5 ingredients and 20 minutes to make it!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine European
Keyword baked pears, pear appetizer, pears with blue cheese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 82kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe but not too soft pears, e.g. Concorde or Green Anjou
  • 1 tablespoon liquid honey + more to serve
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 6 teaspoons soft blue cheese like gorgonzola
  • 6 halves walnuts, to garnish
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200 °C or 390 °F. Cut pears in halves and scoop the seeds with a teaspoon or a melon baller . Place the halves open-faced on a baking dish and drizzle with liquid honey. Place thyme on top and bake for 10 minutes or until the flesh is soft enough when pierced with a fork. Let cool.
  • Place a teaspoon of soft gorgonzola or any other blue cheese into each pear boat. Garnish with walnuts and drizzle with more honey if desired. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. You can serve these baked pears both warm and cold. If you don't want your cheese to melt, wait until the pears are cooled down completely before stuffing them with blue cheese. Enjoy!

Notes

Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 4.9mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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Baked Pears with Gorgonzola and Honey: Easy, delicious and elegant appetizer for special occasions. You only need 5 ingredients and 20 minutes to make it!
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Denise

Saturday 15th of February 2020

Hi, Elena! These pears look so mouthwatering!

Elena Szeliga

Saturday 15th of February 2020

Thank you, Denise! Glad you like them :)

Lee

Sunday 2nd of September 2018

These were great for an outdoor birthday party! Thanks for a great way to use pears that are coming like zucchini !

Elena Szeliga

Monday 3rd of September 2018

So glad you enjoyed the recipe, Lee! :)

Caroline

Saturday 7th of April 2018

Any thoughts about serving this as a dessert with a little vanilla ice cream on the side?

Elena Szeliga

Tuesday 10th of April 2018

That's a terrific idea Caroline! I would totally go for it

Alia @ Everyday Easy Eats

Sunday 11th of December 2016

Hi Elena - These look fantastic! I love pears so this would be such a great appetizer, although I would probably just eat them all myself if I served them at a party. :) Great photos too!

Elena Szeliga

Sunday 11th of December 2016

Thank you so much, Alia! These are always a hit! I'm planning to make them for Christmas this year :)

Steph

Friday 18th of November 2016

What wine(s) would "pear" well with this? Would you recommend a white or red dessert wine?

Elena Szeliga

Friday 18th of November 2016

Good question, Steph! I would definitely serve them with white wine, maybe Riesling or Sauternes? Sweetish wines would nicely highlight the flavor of the pears and honey, while balancing the savory cheese flavor. Hope that helps!

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Elena Szeliga is the founder of Happy Kitchen.Rocks, where she shares delicious and healthy vegetarian and vegan food, from weeknight dinners to veganized classics and gourmet appetizers. Her recipes have been featured at Better Homes & Gardens, BuzzFeed, Country Living, The Kitchn and Reader’s Digest. Her mission is to help cook easy vegetarian and vegan meals with simple and fresh ingredients. Read more about Elena.

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