Roasted Pears with Gorgonzola (Gluten-Free)
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3 ripe pears, Anjou or Bosc
Juice from 2 lemons, plus 1 teaspoon zest for garnishing
⅓ cup crumbled gorgonzola
¼ cup dried cranberries
1 cup apple cider
½ cup light brown sugar
¼ cup olive oil
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Peel pears and slice lengthwise in half. Remove the core and seed with a melon baller or spoon. Place pears in a baking dish and toss with lemon juice then arrange core-side up.
In a small bowl, combine cheese and cranberries. Mold a spoonful of the mixture into each pear.
In the same bowl, whisk together apple cider and brown sugar until dissolved. Pour about ⅔ liquid over pears and bake for 30 minutes, basting occasionally.
Remove from the oven and serve warm, garnishing with a sprinkle of lemon zest if desired.
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