Pears with Teleme and Fig Compote

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Pears with Teleme and Fig CompoteRecipe
Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke
The flavor of Teleme (TEHL-uh-may) cheese is a cross between those of crème fraîche and Brie. Raymond Hook, a cheese specialist who developed the recipe, recommends Brie as an acceptable substitute.
6 servings


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1 cup tawny port or other sweet red wine
1 (8-ounce) package dried figs
2 red Bartlett or Anjou pears, each cut into 12 slices
6 (1/2-ounce) slices Teleme cheese


Combine port and figs in a small saucepan; cook, covered, over low heat 45 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat; let stand 20 minutes.

Arrange 4 pear slices on each of 6 dessert plates; top each serving with 1 cheese slice. Divide fig compote evenly among plates.

Created date

September 2002

Nutritional Information

Calories 179
Caloriesfromfat 23 %
Fat 4.6 g
Satfat 2.6 g
Monofat 1.3 g
Polyfat 0.4 g
Protein 4.4 g
Carbohydrate 33.9 g
Fiber 5.4 g
Cholesterol 14 mg
Iron 1.2 mg
Sodium 96 mg
Calcium 90 mg