Roasted Pears with Walnuts, Honey, and Goat Cheese

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4 ripe pears (We each ate 2 halves – but one half can be a serving if you aren’t being piggy.)

2 Tbsp butter

4 Tbsp balsamic vinegar *

¼ cup walnut pieces

4 oz package of goat cheese

4 -6 Tbsp honey

Fresh ground pepper

Optional: Tarragon


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Cut pears in half and core, using a spoon or sharp knife.

Melt butter in a casserole dish large enough to hold pears (9x13) in the oven.

Place pears in dish cut side down and roast for 15 to 20 minutes – until a knife is easily inserted.

Flip pears, add walnuts to the casserole dish to brown and drizzle about ½ Tbsp of balsamic vinegar over each pear half.

Roast another 5 minutes.

To serve, put about 1 Tbsp goat cheese in the center of each pear half, drizzle with honey and top with a grind of pepper.

Top with toasted walnuts and tarragon if desired.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

* I used a flavored balsamic vinegar, but any type you like will be fine.

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