An appetiser with a difference!!
- 2 tsp truffle honey
- 1/4 cup brandy
- 1/2 tsp finely chopped fresh thyme
- 1/2 tsp finely chopped fresh sage
- 1 tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 8 ripe Corella pears
- Gorgonzola cheese
Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 6-8 minutes
In a large microwave and ovenproof dish mix the truffle honey, herbs, salt, pepper and brandy and microwave for about 15 seconds or until the honey has melted.
Cut the pears in half and using a teaspoon, scoop out the seeds leaving a small cavity. Toss the pears in the truffle honey mixture making sure you’ve coated both sides. Turn the halves face down and leave to soak for about 20 minutes.
Once they’ve finished marinading, place about 1/2 teaspoon of gorgonzola into each pear’s cavity and put them back into the dish with the truffle honey mixture.
(If you’d like to make these ahead of time, cover the pears with clingfilm and place them in the fridge for a few hours until ready to bake.)
Put your pears in a preheated oven at 180 and cook until the cheese is starting to colour and the pears have become slightly tender – about 6-8 minutes depending on your oven.
Once they’re ready, arrange them on a plate and drizzle the syrup over the pears and finally, tastefully scatter them with thyme leaves and pomegranate seeds! And to quote Jamie Oliver “Happy days!”
About Post Author
Allow me to introduce myself with a quote from Nigella Lawson, “My qualification is as an eater”! Originally hailing from Hong Kong, I spent my formative years shuttling between one of the most densely populated places on earth and deepest, darkest Dorset, where resided an archaic institution for the gifted and talented – only joking! I’ve since discovered that I take to the country just as well as the urban intensity of Hong Kong, London and now Sydney. What does not surprise me is that I’ve ended up at the periphery of the food industry as I have always loved, and have a deep abiding interest in, food in all its glory. And Truffles! I just love truffles. Truffles happily combine with another great love I have, dogs. I feel the need to confess, however, my dogs are not truffle dogs as I’ve raised them much like my children, free range. But then, everyone’s happy! I love food, I love cooking and I certainly love eating!