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Pears with Teleme and Fig Compote

Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke
Yield 6 servings
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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

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