Looking for an easy appetizer that takes less than 15 minutes? Look no further than Caramelized Pear and Goat Cheese. Here, the tangy-sweet balance of goat cheese and pear is delicious warm or cooled. Aside from how easy it is to make, my favorite part of making this recipe is the fragrance of the honey and balsamic as it hits the hot dish.
Caramelized Pear and Goat Cheese Appetizer
2 firm red pears (Red Anjou, Red Bartlett, or Starkrimson)
2 firm green pears
6 ounces Montchevre goat cheese
3/4 cup walnut pieces
honey and aged balsamic
Heat oven to 375 F. Slice pear and arrange on an oven-safe platter or plate. Dot with goat cheese. Sprinkle walnut pieces over the pear and goat cheese.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until cheese is lightly browned in spots. Remove from the oven and drizzle with honey and balsamic, as desired.