dukkah baked pears with goats cheese and honey

by Sam on March 18, 2013

dukkah baked pears with goats cheese and honey

dukkah baked pears with goats cheese and honey

dukkah baked pears with goats cheese and honey

With this recipe I simply combine a few of my favourite things and pile them onto a cracker. I also like the cracker because as a textural eater, it provides me with the necessary crunch.

Buried deep in the archives of this blog, I posted a recipe for baked pear wedges coated in dukkah which I enjoyed at a friends party years ago. Since I’m rather partial to a good pear, I decided to bring this idea back and combine these fabulous flavours with goats cheese, which is another thing I’m very partial too.

Oh and don’t get me started on dukkah. I love the stuff. If you had to type it into my search tab on the right ————-> you would find a plethora of recipes using it.

The pear is a tricky fruit and I often agree with Ralph Waldo Emerson when he said: ‘There are only ten minutes in the life of a pear when it is perfect to eat’. The window of delicious-eating opportunity is small, but if a pear is not perfect it is indeed improved when baked.

This is what you do:

Take as many pears as you need and simply cut them into quarters and remove the core. It is not necessary to peel them. Place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper or silicone baking paper with the cut side facing up. Lightly brush the pear with melted butter and then sprinkle dukkah over the flesh. Bake these in a 180 C for 40 – 45 minutes until they are soft and brown.

These baked pears are a perfect addition to a cheese board and lovely with honey drizzled over them.

dukkah baked pears with goats cheese and honey

dukkah baked pears with goats cheese and honey

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Anne @The Cooking Campaign March 18, 2013 at 12:53 pm

You had me at goat cheese and honey! One of my favorite combinations is goat cheese, honey and focaccia bread. This sounds and looks amazing!

Sam March 18, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Thanks Anne, I just love all those flavours too.

Meeling March 18, 2013 at 3:34 pm

Looks and sounds amazing!! We have an awesome international market nearby, I will definitely have to look for the dukkah. I love pretty much anything that involves goat cheese!

usha singh March 18, 2013 at 5:06 pm

these really do look so gorgeous–do you have recipe for the sesame crackers??

Sam March 18, 2013 at 5:22 pm

I hope you find it Meeling :-)

Kankana March 18, 2013 at 5:26 pm

Dukkah is one of my fav spice mix and I always a container ready! This sounds fantastic and I am loving the flavor combo.

Suzanne Perazzini March 18, 2013 at 10:08 pm

Beautiful, evocative photos. I am not so keen on pears so maybe I haven’t found that perfect 10 minutes yet.

Laura (Tutti Dolci) March 19, 2013 at 5:59 am

These pears are absolutely gorgeous!

Zirkie March 19, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Your photos are beautiful, Sam! What on earth are you using as a background?

Lori March 19, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Beautiful Sam, just stunning

Sam March 19, 2013 at 7:51 pm

Thanks Lolly pops :-)

Sam March 19, 2013 at 7:52 pm

Thanks Zirkie, I have all kinds of things to create texture and backgrounds :-)

marla March 20, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Gorgeous pears! Love that honey drizzle :)

Liz Thomas March 24, 2013 at 7:08 am

Hello, I just subscribed to your site. I have been making your roasted cauliflower salad with achovies, caper and olives for a while now and didn’t realise it was your recipe. I originally found it on another UK blog site — one Ren Behan’s Simple and in Season if I remember rightly.

Anyhow, I am now wowed by all your lovely recipes and interesting articles and I shall be a regular visitor.

You made me a little homesick for Cape Town — I lived in South Africa for nearly three years in the ’70′s and visited Cape quite often. A lovely place.

Thanks and look forward to many more of your recipes like these wonderful sounding dukka baked pears! Yum!

Cheers!
Liz

Sam March 24, 2013 at 10:10 pm

Thanks Liz, I’m glad you enjoy :-) (many more where these come from)

Alicia March 25, 2013 at 10:42 am

Yum! Thank you. Now, I know what I can do with the pears in my house!

Lauren March 26, 2013 at 11:48 pm

Can’t wait to make this! Even if I have to suffer with matzah instead of crackers…

Estelle de la Rey April 12, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Hi i am addicted to pinterest and do a lot of windowshopping!
Discovered you and love the way you photograph and present
your food ! looks yummy!

Sam April 12, 2013 at 9:03 pm

Thanks Estelle :-)

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