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Roasted Pears with Gorgonzola

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Recipe By Chef Jim Coleman

Blending nonfat ricotta with the gorgonzola, you keep the flavor but cut some fat and calories. Serve this with a salad for brunch or drizzle with a little honey for an elegant dessert.

Makes 4 servings


  • 2 ripe pears, peeled, cut in half, and cored
  • 1 ounce gorgonzola cheese, crumbled (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons of nonfat ricotta cheese


    1. Preheat the oven to 375° Spray a non-stick baking dish, large enough to hold the pears in one single layer, with non-stick spray and place the pears, cut-side down, in the dish. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes or until tender.
    2. Place the gorgonzola and ricotta cheese in a mixing bowl and blend well. Place the pears, cut-side up on serving plates, and top with the cheese mixture. Let the mixture melt slightly and serve.
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