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Baked Pear with Roquefort Port Glaze and Parmesan Crisp

Food Network Canada
YIELDS
4 servings
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Ingredients

2
ripe but very firm pear, preferably, Forelle, or, Bosc
4
Tbsp blue cheese, crumbled, preferably, Roquefort
cup port
¼
cup chopped hazelnut
2
tsp vegetable oil
¼
cup coarsely grated parmesan cheese
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Directions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 2

Leave the skin of pear on. Core the pears using an apple corer or small knife.

Step 3

Stand pears in a small baking dish and drizzle with port.

Step 4

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until pears are golden and just begin to soften. Port should be syrupy. If glaze begins to dry out, cover pan with foil.

Step 5

Heat vegetable oil in a small non-stick pan

Step 6

Divide the grated cheese into two small circles about 4 inches in diameter.

Step 7

Fry on high for about 3 to 4 minutes until golden and crisp. Flip once. Remove to a baking sheet to cool.

Step 8

Remove pears from pan and fill core with crumbled Roquefort cheese.

Step 9

Spoon port glaze over the top of each pear. Sprinkle with chopped nuts. Serve with Parmesan crisp.

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