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Poached Pears Stuffed With Maytag Blue Cheese And Walnuts Recipe - Cooking Index

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Poached Pears Stuffed With Maytag Blue Cheese And Walnuts

The original recipe title as listed is "Poached Pears Stuffed With Maytag Blue Cheese And Roasted Walnuts Wrapped In Puff Pastry With Port Wine Reduction Sauce".

Courses: Dessert
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

  Port Wine Reduction
1   Port wine
1 cup 146g / 5.1ozChopped basic mirepoix
  Stuffed Pears
1 cup 146g / 5.1ozCrumbled blue cheese
1 cup 146g / 5.1ozChopped roasted walnuts
4   Poached pears - cored from bottom leaving stem intact
2   Prepared puff pastry sheets 8" by 10" - split in half
1   Egg - mixed with
1 teaspoon 5mlWater
1/2 cup 118mlRoasted walnut pieces
1/2 cup 118mlSnipped chives

Recipe Instructions

Preheat oven to 350F.

For Port wine reduction: Combine the port with the mirepoix and reduce by 2/3 to a syrup consistency, about 6 to 8 minutes.

For stuffed pears: Combine the blue cheese and walnuts together. Stuff each pear with 1/4 of the mixture. Place a pear in the center of the halved puff pastry sheet and wrap like a bundle, trimming any excess, thus leaving the shape of the pear evident. Brush each pear with the egg wash and bake until golden, about 8 to 10 minutes.

To assemble, place the pear in the center of the plate, drizzle with the Port Wine Reduction, sprinkle with the walnuts and chives.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

Source:
ESSENCE OF EMERIL with Emeril Lagasse From the TV FOOD NETWORK

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