Pears with Teleme and Fig Compote
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.
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- 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
- 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.
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