Friday, August 30, 2013

Toasted Bijou with Honey Roasted Pears

Toasted Bijou with Honey Roasted Pears

I'm not one to brag, but this goat cheese dessert is straight up decadent! It's the perfect finish to a light Summer meal. The soft ripened Bijou turns slightly golden and bubbly when toasted, bringing out the buttery richness even more. Is anyone else glad that August is almost over?

2 Bosc pears
2 tablespoons Lucky Layla Golden Butter, melted
2 tablespoons Big Creek Farms honey
2 pieces Vermont Creamery Bijou goat cheese
pistachios, chopped (optional)

Heat oven to 400. Cut pears in half lengthwise leaving the stem intact on one half, then core using a small spoon or melon baller. Grease a baking dish with melted butter, place pears cut side down and brush tops with remaining butter. Roast pears for 15 - 20 minutes or until tender. Remove pears from oven, brush with honey and place each bijou on one pear slice. Put oven on broil and roast for an additional 5 minutes until cheese is golden and honey/butter mixture is a bubbly syrup. Carefully transfer pears to a plate, top with remaining juices and garnish with pistachios.

*Serves 2

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