Recipe Oven-Baked Pears with Gorgonzola Cheese

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Serve 4, Preparation 20 mins, Cooking about 20 mins

  • 4 pears (I've used Kaiser variety)
  • Italian Spicy Gorgonzola, to taste
  • Walnuts, a handful
  • Sesame seeds, to taste
  • salt and pepper, a pinch


Method

Toast sesame seeds in a saucepan, set aside.

Crumble the walnuts and leave some whole for decoration. Rinse and dry the pears, do not peel them.

Cut the pears in half – lengthwise, hollow them out with a teaspoon to create a hollow, removing the seeds. Keep the pulp aside and mix it in a bowl with the spicy Gorgonzola, to taste.

Line a baking tray with baking paper and bake the pears in a ventilated oven at 180 C for about 20 minutes, it depends on your oven. They have to become soft but not mushy.

Take the pears out of the oven and place a teaspoon of Gorgonzola/pear pulp mix in the hollow of the pear. To speed up the melting of the cheese, just use the heat of the switched-off oven.

Add the walnut crumbs on top and the toasted sesame, place half walnut on top, a pinch of salt and pepper and serve.
 
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