Photo and Recipe by Kelly Yandell, themeaningofpie.com
This simple, yet decadent, treat combines the delicate sweetness of seasonal pears with a buttery mix of cheeses. Cut and serve on crackers as an hors d’oeuvre or place on a bed of salad greens with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.
1 cup mascarpone cheese
1 cup Gorgonzola cheese
Tablespoon of lemon juice
2 ripe pears, cut in half
Crackers or salad greens, for serving
In a bowl, mix the mascarpone and Gorgonzola together with a fork until well combined.
With a melon-baller or knife, cut out the seeds from the pear halves. Leave stems attached, if you like, for appearance. Squeeze lemon juice into a bowl of water. Dip pear halves into the lemon water to help prevent browning. Blot with a paper towel.
Using a spoon, gently pile the cheese mixture into the pear halves, pressing down as you fill so that the mixture stays in place. Serve on salad greens with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, or as an appetizer with crackers.