4 firm ripe Bartlett pears; halved lengthwise & cored
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup hazelnuts
12 ounces Gorgonzola
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Mix sugar and water in a 13- by 9-inch baking dish. Put pears, cut-sides down, in dish. Roast pears 15 minutes.
Arrange pears, cut-sides up, crumble hazelnuts and gorgonzola over pears. Return to oven for 3 to 5 minutes until cheese melts. Serve warm.
Source: Sara Moulton