Baked Pears with Goat Cheese, Honey & Pecans is a very easy, healthy snack, appetizer or fruit dessert.

Pear slices on a platter topped with goat cheese, pecans and honey

Pears are sliced thin, baked then topped with tangy goat cheese, honey, pecans and fresh rosemary.

Elegant enough to serve for dinner parties and perfectly fitting for the holiday season or summer treat.

Not a fan of pears or they are not in season? Use sweet apples and prepare the same way. All the same flavors work well together.

A closeup of a baked pear slice with melted goat cheese, honey and pecans

The addition of sweet honey and the nuttiness of toasted pecans along with the piney flavor of fresh rosemary, round out the flavors of this dish that all complement each other perfectly.

If you don’t want to use pecans, chopped almonds and walnuts are both good options.

A block of good goat cheese with a knife

To pair with this delicious and strong flavored goat cheese, a sweet fruit is a must and since pear season will soon be upon us, it was the natural choice.

Does goat cheese melt well?

A good goat cheese melts really well, as you can see in my pictures.

Served on a slate platter with prosciutto and more cheese

Instead of using the pears raw, I roasted them for a few minutes to bring out their natural sweetness. This is why I used Anjou pears which are the firm variety and can stand up to baking. This entire recipe takes around 10 minutes from start to finish.

Drizzling honey over baked pears with goat cheese and pecans

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Yield: 4

Baked Pears with Goat Cheese, Honey & Pecans

Pouring honey over baked pear slices with goat cheese and chopped pecans

Pear slices are baked and topped with goat cheese, chopped pecans and a honey drizzle.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 pears, cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • Goat cheese, sliced
  • Good honey
  • 1/4 cup (32 grams) toasted pecans, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F/220°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Spread the pear slices evenly on the baking sheet. Brush with melted butter, then sprinkle evenly with the rosemary. Baked for 8 minutes.
  3. Remove the pears from the pan and allow to cool slightly.
  4. Transfer the slices to a serving platter and top with slices of goat cheese, drizzle with honey and top with pecans.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 141Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 11mgSodium 35mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 4gSugar 18gProtein 2g

This nutrition calculation is provided by Nutronix that is only a guideline and not intended for any particular diet.

EASY PEAR TART

A closeup of a pear tart slice