Carmelized Pear, Figs, and Gorgonzola.
(I’m having some wordpress formatting issues (spacing between photos and lines) that no one has been able to figure out – I apologize if the formatting of this post is goofy!)
I think the title says it all, but could there be a more fabulous combination?
Well, assuming you like pears. And figs. And gorgonzola.
A lot of people are not fond of all 3 said foods. Maybe I should stop while I’m ahead.
I LOVE pears, figs, and am more than passionate about gorgonzola.
You may be thinking ‘is there a food she does not like?’
Why, yes. Yes, there is.
It would be vegetables.
All vegetables. Except for corn. Which is, like, a fake vegetable.
This was one of the juiciest pears I have found in a long time.
I chopped it up, snuck multiple bites, pouted because I couldn’t just eat the entire thing, the threw it in a small dish with some sugar and cinnamon.
I could eat this as my entree and dessert. Who am I kidding? I already do.
One of my most favorite foods on the planet.
Fresh, juicy figs.
I also enjoy dried figs. I don’t discriminate.
The incredible fig spread I bought last week at Whole Paycheck Foods.
The pear, figs, and gorgonzola went into a ramekin.
I only added the figs and gorgonzola once the pears were roasted, and allowed it to roast for 5 more minutes.
Truth be told, it really could be eaten like this. The juiciness of the roasted pears combined with the soft, pungent gorgonzola creates a world of flavor.
But as much as I love it alone, I love my pants tightening around my waist more, and added some flaky empty-calorie-filled puffed pastry.
I know you think I’m joking.
Just call me by my new nickname – ’puffy pastry’.
Serve it with fresh figs.
And crispy, flaky layers topped with fig spread.
Roasted Pear, Figs and Gorgonzola Puffed Pastry
1 large bartlett pear
3 fresh turkish figs
2 tablespoons gorgonzola
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon fig preserves
1 sheet Pillsbury puffed pastry.
Preheat oven to 400.
Thaw puffed pastry according to directions. Once thawed, place in oven and cook according to directions – about 15 minutes. Once cooled, slice pastry into squares.
Chop up pear and place in ramekin. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Roast at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes.
Chop figs into quaters. Once you remove the roasted pear from the oven, cover with chopped figs and gorgonzola. Place back in the oven for 5 minutes.
Spread fig preserves on 1 side of 2 puffed pastry squares. On a third square, spread both sides with fig preserves. Assemble one square on plate, fig preserves-side up. Place spoonful of pear, fig and gorgonzola mixture in middle of square. Top with 2-spread-sided square. Place on another spoonful of pear mixture. Top with 3rd puffed pastry square, fig preserves-side down.
Serve with fresh figs.
I am slowly increasing pants sizes…
…one cup of gorgonzola…
…at a time.
Do you know any good personal trainers?
Oh wait. I am one.
The gravy stain on my shirt and popped-off buttons caused me to forget.
I am staging a gorgonzola-free intervention. With myself.
And my pants.
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49 Comments on “Carmelized Pear, Figs, and Gorgonzola.”
HEAVENLY flavor combination!
I know a lot of good personal trainers, in my area though :) No help here. This dessert looks amazing. And, I agree with you, Whole Foods SHOULD be called Whole PAycheck!
I have never ever had fresh figs. But I want to, and this looks awesome.
What a great combination! Sounds yummy :-)
That looks delicious! love gorgonzola!
Do you use Live Writer? If you have a PC it is the best thing ever!
I’ve never had figs either! Or gorgonzola cheese. but I do love puff pastry :) I like the way you cook.
Oh man, that is totally worth the extra hour (or five) of squats, lunges and planks…. or the loosening of the belt :D
That looks so yummy!! I love the “Whole Paycheck” joke, so true but I can’t resist that place either :/ !!
Thanks for posting this, Jessica! How I wish I could find some fresh figs here. Somehow the season passed us by, it seems. :(
i’ve never tried figs either… i gotta get on that!
Oh, girl! You are deprived. Get some figs today.
Delicious combo!! Looks really nice, Jessica!
I love your writing style.. its fun to read! PS.. I have issues with spacing etc sometimes before and after I upload pics.. its weird? Must be wordpress? (I like to think its NOT me) lol
Hi Jessica your fig creation looks awesome! The fig spread from W. Paycheck looks really delish!
Formatting…just read your other comments…Windows Live Writer doesnt work with MACs. I went thru a massive internet search for all the blogging software programs out that and Ecto and Qumana? were two that kept coming up for MAC users. I tried both of them and one ate my posts (twice!) the other required a sep uploading step to Flickr. So I just blog from blogger’s site. Not perfect but I own my own domain, am on blogger, and am a MAC user. Not exactly the way most ppl do it!
As for my donut hole recipe, glad you liked it! I create all my own recipes from my head unless otherwise noted. I just dreamt up the pumpkin donut holes & wrote down what I did for the recipe while trying to use up the other half of an already cracked can of pumpkin :)
Yum! I love all those ingredients too… Figs go so nicely with fresh goat’s cheese and drizzled with honey too. Fab combo!
I actually have a Mac, and do not use Live Writer. Can I use it without having a self hosted site?
A brief musing on this Recipe Of Note: never before has my heart literally — literally! — quickened simply from reading the name of a recipe. And then those pictures. Oh those pictures.
It’s really almost too much to bear.
I was going to go to class and then work on a writing project tonight. Somehow now I have the feeling that I will do neither of those things. Instead: gorgonzola.
Also, in re: formatting, fwiw, this is the first time one of your posts has shown up correctly (or at least pleasantly) in my google RSS reader: usually there are like twelve to fifteen lines of whitespace between every picture and line in the post. (And yet I still read your blog anyway. Such is my dedication to vicariously experiencing your relationship with gorgonzola.)
Sounds like heaven in a ramekin to me! I’m gonna have to give this a shot soon.
Oh my goodness, there is NOTHING better than pears and cheese together…I just need to add the figs now!
Ha! I laughed out loud several times during this post :) I should really stop reading food blogs right before lunch as they always leave me drooling!!
I’m actually not big on raw pears; I only like them caramelized… haha way to turn some healthy unhealthy but whatevs…
This sounds delicious!
Pears and cheese…oh my! I could never give up gorgonzola. Pant sizes be damned!
This is definitely a must try. I’d love to take a bite from the computer! LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing.
Wow, this looks different than anything I’ve EVER eaten, but boy does it look good!
JUdy (who’s never had gorgonzola)
Thanks for those tips, Averie! I don’t mind blogging from WordPress but this formatting issue is driving me crazy, especially since I have not done anything different.
I also love your cooking style – I make things up in my head as well – sometimes they turn out great, othertimes..not so much. The only downside? I rarely measure anything!
OMG i love figs and cheese together, this recipe is a keeper for sure!
thanks for responding abotu my reader issues…my posts are not updating!! I will try to change the website, but I believe i did! thanks for the tip, though :)
LOL. I love the Whole Paycheck thing. I wish I had one closer to where I live. I have to drive over an hour to get there, so each visit is special, and I make sure to enjoy walking around and seeing everything.
I’m sad to say, I too am a fresh fig virgin. I guess I will have to see about getting some next time I’m out at Whole Foods.
I totally agree on the pear and cheese combo. This recipe sounds awesome!
Oh yum… that sounds like a wonderful combo… will definately give it a try
Oh yes, this does look sooo good! Thanks for sharing!
Maybe I need to try figs again. I had them on pizza recently and couldn’t eat more than one or two. It’s a flavor thing for me. I DO love gorgonzola though!
Sounds yummy! Except I haven’t tried figs before, and I don’t think I’ve ever had gorgonzola? Yeah, I need to get on that!
I really need to try figs…
This looks good! I’ve never had a fig, but I think I’d love ’em. And I don’t like gorgonzola, but could prob sub goat cheese?
Oh Lordy Lord, this looks divine!!!! and how can anyone not have fresh figs… must be Irish.. Kidding!!!!! I’m an I-tie and we live on figs – any kind…
Love the bloggity blog, loyal reader already and this is my first time here!!
That looks AMAZING. I love figs so much. :)
Seth – mine is also about 40-45 minutes away. It is special when I go, too. :)
I love pears. I love figs. I love gorgonzola. (And I just realized that I haven’t had any gorgonzola in far too long). This dish is absolutely amazing!!!
I’ve never had a fig- can you believe it? They look so good too- I just need to buy some!
Jicama is awesome. You can add it raw to salads and it adds a great crunch
Ooooh! This looks fabulous! I love the combination of flavors, just wonderful.
Jessica, this looks amazing. Yes to a second helping, no to bigger pant sizes…..run and refuel. On this! Thank you, Amy
On pizza? Ok, that is ONE way I have no tried figs. If you are not sure, try the dried figs. I love them in salads or alone.
Holy cow. You’ve discovered the BEST freaking combo ever. Mouth orgasm!!!
i’ve never tried a fig! AH! i want to buy some!
Wow, this looks so good. And I’ve never even tried a fig before. I LOVE gorgonzola. Thanks for adding me as a friend on tasty kitchen! :)
THAT looks wonderful. Really, I’m jealous just looking at it.
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