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Sallie Swor's Roasted Pears with Honey & Walnuts

Posted at 12:13 PM, Oct 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-30 13:13:34-04

Sallie Swor prepared her Roasted Pears recipe (see below) and shared details about her new cookbook. Find Sallie’s new cookbook "You're Grown: Now You Can Throw a Party", and more of her recipes on her blog  The cookbook is also at  Brnes and Nobles, Books a Million, some specialty stores, including Green Door Gourmet, Corner Market, Sassafras Shop, Belle Meade Plantation and others.several local bookstores and at

Roasted Pears with Walnuts, Honey, and Goat Cheese


4 ripe pears (We each ate 2 halves  but one half can be a serving )

2 Tbsp butter

4 Tbsp balsamic vinegar *

¼ cup walnut pieces

4 oz package of goat cheese

4 -6 Tbsp honey

Fresh ground pepper

Optional: Tarragon


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Cut pears in half and core, using a spoon or sharp knife.

Melt butter in a casserole dish large enough to hold pears (9x13) in the oven.

Place pears in dish cut side down and roast for 15 to 20 minutes  until a knife is easily inserted.

Flip pears, add walnuts to the casserole dish to brown and drizzle about ½ Tbsp of balsamic vinegar over each pear half.

Roast another 5 minutes.

To serve, put about 1 Tbsp goat cheese in the center of each pear half, drizzle with honey and top with a grind of pepper.

Top with toasted walnuts and tarragon if desired.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

* Can use a flavored balsamic vinegar, but any type you like will be fine.