Friday, October 21, 2005

Fall Feast



Here is a delicious fall dish which combines two of my favorite things - cheese and pears. The ginger is good, but sometimes I leave it out depending on my mood.


CROSTINI CON PERE, PINOLI, ZENZERO E GORGONZOLA or CROSTINI WITH PEARS, PINE NUTS, GINGER AND GORGONZOLA

1 cm thick slices of good, robust bread that can be roasted without getting too dry
Pears, sweet and firm
Gorgonzola cheese
Chopped candied ginger (optional)
Pine nuts
Butter
Sugar

- Toast the slices of bread in a toaster or under the grill in the oven and cut it into finger food friendly pieces.
- Peel the pears and cut them into slices that fit the size of the bread.
- Melt some butter in a pan and stir one or two tablespoons of sugar into it. Add a couple of tablespoons of pine nuts and one of candied ginger before you put in the pear slices.
- Add a tablespoon or two of water and let it cook/fry until the pears are tender but not mushy.
- Cut the gorgonzola cheese into cubes that you put on the bread, put one or two slices of pear and top it with some ginger and pine nuts before you put it all under the oven grill for a minute or two, when the cheese is beginning to melt it’s time to take them out.
- Eat them warm or at least tepid.
Yum.

5 comments:

Autumn Storm said...

Pears and cheese...hmm, not something that would normally come to mind. I cannot even imagine how this would taste, so I guess, I'm just going to have to try out the recipe :-)

Trée said...

Wow, I've never seen that dish before. Looks great Terry.

Anonymous said...

what time is dessert ?

sister celtic said...

OF COURSE WE WENT OUT AND BOUGHT THE SHIZAD TO MAKE THIS.. I GIVE THE PEARS A COUPLE MORE DAYS TO RIPPEN.. THANKS TERRY..

tsduff said...

Let me know how you like it Anne
:-)