This flavor combo is incredible. And the fact that it's still a fairly low-sugar, healthy dessert makes me swoon. Like eat-the-whole-plate swoon. So make only the amount you want to eat (or share) in one sitting.
Butter Baked Pears with Goat Cheese
2 pears (I used Red d'Anjou)
4 tablespoons butter (grass-fed of pasture raised)
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
4 tablespoons goat cheese
1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup (optional)
1/3 cup red walnuts
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. While it's heating, cut the pears in half lengthwise, and scoop out the seeds making a little bowl for the goat cheese to sit in later.
- when oven is warm, put the butter into a glass baking dish and place it in the oven for a few minutes to melt, and coat the dish.
- carefully remove the dish, place the pears into the melted butter open side down, and bake for 25 minutes.
- remove the pears, and drizzle on the balsamic and maple, if using. (The pears are so sweet, I made a batch later without the maple and you really don't miss it, especially if you are a recent Sugar Detox Alumni!) Place back in the oven for 5 more minutes.
- remove the pears from the oven, and using tongs/spatula, carefully flip them over onto a serving plate so the little bowl faces up. Fill with one tablespoon of goat cheese each, loosely.
- Spoon out the butter/balsamic sauce that is left in the pan and drizzle over the top of the goat cheese-filled pears. Top with walnuts.
SHARE your comments below if you try this! Its so easy and I'm convinced it will turn into your new favorite Fall dessert!!