Roasted Pears with Gorgonzola and Hazelnuts

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

4 servings


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