Baked Pears Stuffed With Saga Blue Cheese

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Contributed by: Chef Drew Garms

By Drew Garms, Executive Sous Chef, Okalahoma City Golf and Country Club, Oklahoma City A member of the American Culinary Federation Serves 4 Pears: 4 T Unsalted Butter – cold 2 Pears – Split and Cored 1/4 C Sugar 1/2 C Pear Brandy A few drops of lemon juice 1 vanilla Bean – Split 4 1-inch cubes Saga blue cheese Streusel: 2 T Sugar 2 T Almond flour 2 T All-purpose flour 1 T Oatmeal A pinch of salt 2 T Unsalted Butter – Cold and diced Finish and Serve: 8 oz. Baby Lettuce Aged balsamic vinegar – to taste Olive oil, to taste Salt and freshly ground pepper – to taste To make pears:

Baked Pears Stuffed With Saga Blue Cheese

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Ingredients:

Pears: 4 T Unsalted Butter – cold2 Pears – Split & Cored1/4 C Sugar1/2 C Pear BrandyA few drops of lemon juice1 vanilla Bean – Split4 1-inch cubes Saga blue cheeseStreusel: 2 T Sugar2 T Almond flour2 T All-purpose flour1 T OatmealA pinch of salt2 T Unsalted Butter – Cold & dicedFinish and Serve: 8 oz. Baby LettuceAged balsamic vinegar – to tasteOlive oil, to tasteSalt and freshly ground pepper – to taste

Directions:

  1. To make pears:
  2. In large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of butter.
  3. Place pears in skillet cut-sides down; cook until caramelized on bottom.
  4. Add remaining butter and sugar to skillet; cook until sugar starts to brown.
  5. Turn pears over; add brandy, lemon juice and vanilla bean.
  6. Baste each pear with a liquid in pan.
  7. Continue cooking until pears begin to soften, but are still quite firm.
  8. Remove pears from skillet with a slotted spoon;
  9. place a cube of cheese in center of each; set aside.
  10. Continue cooking caramel in pan until it is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Set aside.
  11. To make Streusel:
  12. Combine sugar, flour, oatmeal and salt in bowl of an electric mixer.
  13. Add butter; mix with paddle attachment until streusel is well mixed and holds together. (Do not over mix.)
  14. Finish and serve:
  15. Preheat oven to 350

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