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Slow Cook Pears Stuffed with Cheese

Updated on June 20, 2014

Poached Pear Taste Sensation for Dessert

The scrumptious creamy filling for these pears guarantees a sublime dish for any occasion.

You can serve them as an elegant dessert to guests while the sheer simplicity of slow cooking guarantees a hassle free treat for any night of the week.

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Inspired by the Ancient Romans

I often serve these poached pears as part of an Ancient Roman meal.

The Ancient Romans ate a lot of pears and cheese. Lots of apples too. This dish would have sheep cheese, not cow's, and a good sprinkling of black pepper to make a tasty mensa secunda, the dessert.

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Ingredients

  • 2 medium pears
  • 50 g 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 50 g 1/4 cup dolcelatte cheese
  • 1 TBLespoon honey
  • 150 ml 2/3 cup apple juice
  • pinch of paprika
  • chopped walnuts to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl mix together (by hand) the ricotta, honey and paprika. Crumble in the dolcelatte. Keep mixing until creamy
  2. Halve the pears lengthways and carefully remove the cores to make a hollow for the cheese filling.
  3. Divide the cheese filling equally between the pears, packing it into the hollows
  4. Place the pears in a single layer in your slow cooker
  5. Pour the apple juice over the pears and place the lid on
  6. Cook for 1 and 1/2 hours on high. Check if the pears are tender enough - you may need another half an hour on high
  7. Serve sprinkled with chopped walnuts
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Dolcelatte Cheese

This mild blue cheese originally came from Lombardy but it's available just about everywhere now.

Dolcelatte (sweet milk) cheese is a.cow's milk cheese, rich and creamy in texture with a mild, sweet aroma and taste. Sometimes it's called Gorgonzola dolce (sweet gorgonzola)

Cheese Stuffed Pears Variation with Dates, Olives and Celery

Exactly the same recipe but this time with dates, olives and celery

Add to the ricotta cheese mix ..

Ingredients

  • 6 green olives
  • 4 dates
  • 1/2 stick of celery

Instructions

  1. Remove the pits from the olives and chop them roughly
  2. Remove the stones from the dates and slice into thin strips
  3. Finely slice the celery
  4. Add the olives, dates and celery to the cheese mix before you fill out the hollowed pears

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      maryLuu 5 years ago

      it looks dellicious!! i'll try it!!

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      Susanna Duffy 5 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      @AlleyCatLane: Whoops! A pinch of paprika

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      AlleyCatLane 5 years ago

      How much paprika do you add? You left it off the ingredients list. I think I'd like to try these.

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      Paul 5 years ago from Liverpool, England

      I know someone who's a pear and stilton fanatic - I'll pass this on.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Oh Me, Oh My! Your Slow Cook Pears Stuffed With Cheese sure made my mouth water this morning. Yummy.

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      Glendame 5 years ago

      The first time I tried this I thought the blue cheese was a little strong. On your advice I'll go for a milder, sweeter, blue

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      Agapantha 5 years ago

      I must try this way of baking pears