Roasted Blue Cheese Stuffed Pears

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 200.9
  • Total Fat: 8.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 10.6 mg
  • Sodium: 206.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 33.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.9 g
  • Protein: 4.6 g

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Modified from a Barefoot Contessa recipe Modified from a Barefoot Contessa recipe
Number of Servings: 6


    * 3 ripe but firm Anjou pears
    * Lemon juice
    * 3 ounces coarsely crumbled sharp blue
    * 1/4 cup dried cranberries
    * 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
    * 1/2 cup apple cider
    * 1/3 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
    * 3 cup baby arugula
    * dash salt


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Peel the pears and slice them lengthwise into halves. With a small sharp paring knife and a melon baller, remove the core and seeds from each pear, leaving a round well for the filling. Trim a small slice away from the rounded sides of each pear half so that they will sit in the baking dish without wobbling. Toss the pears with some lemon juice to prevent them from turning brown. Arrange them, core side up, in a baking dish large enough to hold the pears snugly.

Gently toss the crumbled blue cheese, dried cranberries, and walnuts together in a small bowl. Divide the mixture among the pears, mounding it on top of the indentation.

In the same small bowl, combine the apple cider and brown sugar, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Pour the mixture over and around the pears. Bake the pears, basting occasionally with the cider mixture, for 30 minutes, or until tender. Set aside until warm or at room temperature.

Serve pears over arugula and dress with the juices. Serve one half pear for a side/appetizer or a whole one as lunch.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user VANILLAKISS555.

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