Filed under: appetizer, recipe, side | Tags: bacon, fall, goat cheese, herbs, pear, recipe, summer, thanksgiving
i’ve got some catching up to do! i made these goat cheese stuffed pears back in november (!) for thanksgiving. that time of year is really perfect for these but certain pears are in season in late summer which would also be an appropriate time. i mean anything wrapped in bacon is best for any occasion, isn’t it? this recipe was adapted from tyler florence!
serves: 24 (appetizers)
16 oz. goat cheese (the honey goat cheese is best if you can find it, or you can just add extra honey to plain goat cheese)
1/4 cup chopped mixed herbs such as parsley, thyme, and chives
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
12 pears (must be ripe enough to cut and de-seed but not too ripe or they will get mushy)
12 slices bacon, about 1/2 pound, cut in 1/2 (i recommend nueske’s or gelson’s brand if available to you)
3 tablespoons honey
heat oven to 375. wash all of the pears, cut off the tips (where the stems are), slice them down the middle, and scoop out the seeds and cores.
in a bowl, mix the goat cheese, herbs and 2 tablespoons of oil well. season the mixture with s&p. stuff each pear with about 2 tablespoons of the mixture.
wrap a slice of bacon around each pear and secure with a toothpick (or two).
drizzle some oil over the pears and season them with s&p. bake for 30 minutes (or until the bacon is crisp and fully cooked).
drizzle with honey and enjoy!
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