Baked Pears with Goat Cheese, Honey & Pecans
Baked Pears with Goat Cheese, Honey & Pecans is a very easy, healthy snack, appetizer or fruit dessert. 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.
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.
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.
A good goat cheese melts really well, as you can see in my pictures.
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.
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10 Comments on “Baked Pears with Goat Cheese, Honey & Pecans”
How does one serve this? I am making this for guest but I can’t think of a good way to present this as an appetizer.
You can serve this one of two ways. If you look at my pictures, I serve it on a slate platter along with deli meats like charcuterie/family style. Or, you can individually plate it for your guest alongside the deli meats or something else of your liking. I hope this helps and let me know if you have any other questions. Enjoy.
Yes, thank you!
Good flavor profile, however, a few more tips and tricks with cutting the pears and putting the goat cheese on top (since it is very soft), might be advised. I used walnuts, bosc pears and wildflower honey. Also, I removed the unsightly spots and core.
I’m sorry that there was no pear slicing tips, but I can add this. I usually just lay the pear on it’s side and slice until I reach the core. I’m happy you enjoy the flavors and walnuts really are delicious in this also.
I added a smidge of cinnamon the 2nd time I made these and the heavens sang. Nothing is better than pears.
Thank you for this delicious tip and great feedback. I’m definitely going to try this.
I made this for entertaining last weekend. I used toasted walnuts and it was such a hit.
I’m in love with these cheeses. This is such a gorgeous and delicious appetizer! Pinned!