Roasted Pears with Black Pepper and Honey, Creamy Goat Cheese and Wild Arugula

Roasted Pears with Black Pepper and Honey, Creamy Goat Cheese and Wild Arugula

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  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 11 min
  • Total: 26 min
  • Serving: Makes 2 Servings

A gorgeous appetizer with intense flavors and sophisticated ingredients, serve with a bottle of Austrian late-harvest or Sauternes.

 

 

Ingredients

  • 4 red Anjou pears
  • Half a lemon
  • 1/4 cup orange blossom honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper, fresh ground
  • 4 cups lightly packed wild arugula, washed
  • 1 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Carefully using a sharp knife cut each pear down the middle and remove the core. Slice each half into 3 pieces and then place into a large bowl.
  3. Squeeze the lemon juice over the pears and toss to coat, then drizzle with the honey and sprinkle with half of the pepper. Toss the mixture to combine.
  4. Transfer the pear mixture to a roasting pan and roast for 10 minutes, placing the pan under the broiler for 1 additional minute to caramelize the pears.
  5. Empty the juices from the roasting pan into a large bowl and slowly pour in the olive oil while whisking continuously. Add the pears and toss to coat.
  6. Place the pears on a serving platter and then top with the goat cheese and the arugula. Sprinkle on the remaining pepper and serve.

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