I love cooking with pears and it's one of my favourite fruits you can cook in a savoury dish.
Pear and cheese is such a great combo...I've added a ginger & balsamic reduction. It's gorgeous and perfect for some outdoor dining! It's still baking hot here in SW France!
You will need:
for 12 crostinis
1 large loaf, sliced & grilled with a little olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon ginger
4 table spoons balsamic vinegar
Goats cheese or cream cheese
The pears I had were ripe, I would have preferred them harder, so I cooked these less before they fell apart.
I cooked a tablespoon of butter with a teaspoon of ginger and some pepper. Then added the pears, with a tablespoon of sugar. I've used sugar because my mum is allergic to honey, but honey is preferred.
Then add the balsamic and pepper.
Take out the pears and add a little water and butter to make the sauce.
I made some homemade olive oil & oregano bread, which is perfect for this.
Grill some goats cheese on a crostini, add a couple of slices of pear and drizzle the reduction over it. I've also made these with cream cheese as my dad doesn't like goats cheese.