Broiled Cardamon Pears
I bought pears on Tuesday that were really quite hard. After my grocerry shopping I stopped by my Grandparents house to say Hello. Grandma Mimi suggested, over tea, that I put my pears in a brown paper bag and let them sit for a few days in my fruit bowl. So I did.
Coming home from work today I checked my pears and they were ready to be eaten.
Broiled Cardamon Pear serves 2 as light desert or appetizer
* 1 pear, sliced into thick pieces, aim for 4
* spread garlic herb goat cheese over each slice
* sprinkle each slice with cardamon and or pumpkin spice (nutmeg, clove, cinnamon)
* broil on low for 12 minutes or high, but stay near the oven and keep a weather eye on them.
Serve with wine as appetizer or champagne for desert, also lovely with a pinot gris.
I choose a Chianti from Multipulciano, that my parents brought back for my last summer. Chianti being a blend of Barbera and Sangiovese, sometimes Cabernet Sauvignon. They are very moist,and dripping with carmelized sugars. I wished my cheese had a bit more of a garlic note to it, but all in all a wonderful compliment to my evening.