This simple dish depends on high-quality ingredients. Almost any flavor of preserves will work, though fig is divine. And while either Bartlett or Comice pears work with the flavors of the recipe, you'll be in for a special treat if you use Comice.
4 medium Bartlett or Comice pears, peeled, cored, and cut in half lengthwise
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled goat cheese
1/2 cup fig preserves
How to Make It
Toss pears with juice. Thinly slice pear halves, cutting to but not through, the stem ends. Fan each pear half. Place on a platter. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons cheese on each pear half; dollop each with 1 tablespoon preserves.