Gorgonzola Stuffed Pears
4 small firm ripe pears
1 lemon, cut in half
2 oz. imported Gorgonzola (or other high quality Blue cheese)
2 Tbsp. soft unsalted butter
2 Tbsp. crushed walnuts, pistachio, or pine nuts
Carefully peel pears, leaving stems attached. Cut in half lengthwise and scoop
out seeds, along with a scant tablespoon of pulp out of each half. Rub with
lemon juice to prevent discoloration. Cream Gorgonzola and butter together in a
small bowl until soft and fluffy. Fill hollows of pear halves with cheese
mixture and carefully stick the two halves back together. Roll pears in crushed
nuts and chill for 2 hours, until cheese is firm.
Makes 4 servings.