RECIPE: Roasted pears with blue cheese

RECIPE: Roasted pears with blue cheese

ROASTED pears with blue cheese is a simple, light snack that can be the perfect starter to a dinner party.



1 beurre bosc pear, peeled, halved and cored

Balsamic glaze

150g mild and creamy blue cheese or goats cheese

40g baby rocket leaves

2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts

Warm crusty bread, to serve (optional)


Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Cut a thin slice off the rounded side of the pears so they sit flat. Place on the baking tray. Crumble cheese over the pears. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven.

Divide the rocket between two serving plates. Place warm pears on the rocket. Drizzle with the balsamic glaze and sprinkle with the pine nuts. Serve with bread as an entree or on a cheese platter.