It's a truism that the easiest things are also the best. These pears prove the point. Pretty, delicious, and so very simple that this can hardly even be called a recipe.
You can use almost any ripe pears you find, but we love the way these look with the smaller varieties like Seckels or Forelles. For a salad course, two halves perched on some greens makes an elegant starter. For appetizers passed with cocktails, one is probably sufficient. This recipe below should feed 4 people with a little extra just in case.
The contrast of salty and sweet with the tang of blue cheese puts these on regular rotation whenever we're entertaining.
Pears with Prosciutto & Gorgonzola
- Preheat the oven to 400° F.
- Wash the pears, cut them in half and with a small spoon, dig out the seeds creating a well.
- Place a spoonful of the blue cheese in the well.
- Cut the prosciutto slices in half lengthwise.
- Wrap each pear with the prosciutto, place on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
- Bake on the center rack of the oven for about 20 minutes, or until the cheese melts, the prosciutto starts to crisp and the pears soften a bit.
- Serve them slightly warm or at room temperature, drizzled with the pomegranate molasses, honey, or balsamic glaze if using.