Looking for a holiday recipe that’s sure to impress your friends and family? Try my roasted pears with Delallo Foods’ fig spread and brie cheese. This recipe is melt-in-your-mouth delicious and is made from a few simple ingredients.
The pears are so tender you can scoop a piece by simply using your crostini or cracker. Topped with delicious and fruity fig spread and creamy melted brie, this recipe is a home run. For a Healthyish twist, add some fun and festive toppings. Things like, candied pecans, cranberries or blackberries are all great additions. Personally, I love incorporating fresh herbs into my recipes as well. So, feel free to add some fresh rosemary to brighten things up.
Looking for a wine to enjoy with this appetizer? Try a glass of pinot noir. The pinot noir is light enough not to overpower the brie and will taste great with the fruity fig spread as well.
What’s great, is that you can add these delicious roasted pears with fig spread and brie cheese to a holiday charcuterie board. Another way to enjoy them is simply on their own with a few crostini toasts.
If you decide to add them to your holiday charcuterie board, Delallo Foods has so many incredible meats, cheeses, olives, crackers and spreads that will go perfectly with these pears. If you haven’t noticed, I am a huge Delallo Foods fan. They source and manufacture only high-quality products that can be found in most grocers, which is great! So, if you haven’t tried their products yet, I reccomend you give them a try.
Roasted Pears with Fig Spread and Brie
- baking tray
- 5 ripe pears
- 5 tablespoons Delallo Foods’ fig spread
- 1 wheel of brie cheese cut into 10 pieces
- 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
- candied pecans
- fresh fruit like berries or pomegrante seeds
- cranberries – fresh or dry
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set it aside.
- Cut the pears in half and core out the seeds using a spoon or melon baller. Leave the skin on.
- I also like to shave a small piece of pear off of the back so the pears can sit flat on the baking tray.
- Add the pears to the baking tray fruit side up.
- Brush a 1/2 tablespoon of fig spread on each pear.
- Remove the rind from one side of the wheel of brie cheese and cut the brie cheese into 10 evenly-sized pieces.
- Stuff the core of the pears with the brie cheese pieces.
- Bake for 25- 30 minutes depending on how ripe your pears are. If they are very ripe it may only take 25 minutes. If they are less ripe, you may need 30 minutes.
- Remove the pears from the oven, place them on a platter and top them with your favorite toppings. Serve warm and enjoy!
Author: Sarah Thomas-DrawbaughSarah Thomas-Drawbaugh is a recipe developer and creator of the brand, Healthyish Foods®. Sarah makes plant-based, fish and chicken recipes that are simple and delicious. Her work can be seen in Healthy-ish by Bon Appetit and Bon Appetit Magazine (digital), Women’s Health Magazine (digital) and Mind Body Green. Sarah is a Pittsburgh, PA native but currently lives in Vail, Colorado with her husband, Dan and rescue dog, Graci!