Pears In Honey And Pine Nut Caramel With Artisanal Cheese


  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 3 firm but ripe Bosc pears or other pears, peeled, halved lengthwise, cored
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons mild honey (such as orange blossom or clover)
  • 4 ounces artisanal cheese (such as Point Reyes Original Blue, Humboldt Fog, dry Monterey Jack, sheep's-milk ricotta, tangy soft fresh goat cheese, or other local cheese), sliced or crumbled, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts
  • pinch of fine sea salt


A Sophisticated Dessert That Plays The Saltiness Of Cheese Against Ripe, Juicy Pears.

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