Pears with Teleme and Fig Compote

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.

Yield: 6 servings
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 179
  • Calories from fat: 23%
  • Fat: 4.6g
  • Saturated fat: 2.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Protein: 4.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 33.9g
  • Fiber: 5.4g
  • Cholesterol: 14mg
  • Iron: 1.2mg
  • Sodium: 96mg
  • Calcium: 90mg


  • 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


  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.
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