Filled Comice Halves
Serving Size: Serves 8
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 Tablespoons water
4 firm, ripe Comice Pears
4 ounces soft cream cheese
1 ounce crumbled blue cheese
1/2 cup finely ground or diced nuts (walnuts, hazelnuts, or pecans)
fresh cheeses an assortment of Brie, blue, Camembert, Gouda, Gorgonzola, Cheddar
Adapted From: usapears.com
Comice pears, with their subtle, very sweet and elusive flavor, are served best when accompanied by most any kind of cheese, particularly soft, ripening cheeses. A small ball of cheese rolled in a layer of nuts is placed in the core of halved Comice pears to make a delicious and elegant presentation. Serve with sherry or a light white wine.
Halve and core pears. Brush surface lightly with diluted lemon juice to slow browning. Combine cream cheese and blue cheese until well mixed. Form into 1-inch balls and roll in chopped nuts. Place cheese ball into the center cavity of each Comice half.
Serve with the additional cheese selection.