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    Caramelized Pears With Blue Cheese and Caramel Sauce

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    35 mins

    15 mins

    20 mins

    Vina's Note:

    I saw this recipe prepared on a PBS show (I'll include it when I can remember the name!!) and made it, changing only a couple of details to suit my guests' tastes. The original called for 1/4 tsp. of roughly crushed black peppercorns added to the sauce and to use Stilton cheese. I'm going to try it for myself again using the recipe as originally written, but I can't imagine it will be too much better than this was.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Place the water in a 12-inch nonstick skillet and pour the sugar into the center of the pan, taking care not to let the crystals adhere to the sides of the pan.
    2. 2
      Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is fully dissolved and the mixture is bubbling wildly.
    3. 3
      Add the pears to the skillet, cut-side down, cover, reduce the heat to medium-high, and cook until the pears are nearly tender (a paring knife inserted into the center of the pears feels slight resistance), 13 to 15 minutes.
    4. 4
      Uncover, reduce the heat to medium, and cook until the sauce is golden brown and the cut sides of the pears are partly caramelized, 3 to 5 minutes.
    5. 5
      Pour the salt and heavy cream around the pears and cook, shaking the pan back and forth, until the sauce is a smooth, deep caramel color and the cut sides of the pears are beautifully golden, 3 to 5 minutes.
    6. 6
      Remove the pan from the heat and using tongs, carefully remove the pears from the pan and place cut-side up on a wire rack set over a rimmed baking sheet.
    7. 7
      Cool slightly.
    8. 8
      Pour the sauce remaining in the pan into a liquid measuring cup.
    9. 9
      Carefully (the pears will still be hot) stand each pear half upright on an individual plate and arrange a wedge of the blue cheese beside it.
    10. 10
      Drizzle the plate and some of the pear with the caramel sauce.
    11. 11
      Serve immediately.

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    Nutritional Facts for Caramelized Pears With Blue Cheese and Caramel Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (191 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 275.5
     
    Calories from Fat 125
    45%
    Total Fat 13.9 g
    21%
    Saturated Fat 8.7 g
    43%
    Cholesterol 46.8 mg
    15%
    Sodium 234.7 mg
    9%
    Total Carbohydrate 36.1 g
    12%
    Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
    10%
    Sugars 30.4 g
    121%
    Protein 3.8 g
    7%

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