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Gorgonzola Pears

Yield 6 servings


  • 6 ripe pears
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice, divided
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 ounces Gorgonzola cheese
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

How to Make It

  1. Peel pears; remove core from bottom, leaving stem intact. Slice 1/4 inch from bottom of each pear, and brush pears with 1/4 cup lemon juice.

  2. Combine sugar, water, and remaining lemon juice in a Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Place pears upright in Dutch oven; spoon syrup over pears. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 minutes or until tender. Let pears cool in syrup.

  3. Combine cheese and butter; beat well. Fill pears with cheese mixture; chill. Cut in 1/2-inch thick slices to serve.

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