3 Step Stuffed Pears with Prosciutto, Blue Cheese and Walnuts


3 Step Stuffed Pears with Prosciutto, Blue Cheese and Walnuts

3 Step Stuffed Pears with Prosciutto Blue Cheese and Walnuts
3 Step Stuffed Pears with Prosciutto Blue Cheese and Walnuts

POV: You’re hosting a party and you have a million things to do. Take a load off your plate by putting these pears on them! Nothing screams “elevated party food” like prosciutto, blue cheese, walnuts and Bosc pears. This is such an impressive dish, and here’s a little secret: It’s probably the easiest one in this entire cookbook! Simply made, with complex flavors. Monumental taste, with little to no hands-on time. That, right there, is the way I like to do things.

Makes10 pear halves

Preparation Time10 min

Cooking Time30 min


  • 5 Bosc or Bartlett pears
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup (45 g) crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/3 cup (40 g) chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup (50 g) chopped prosciutto
  • 1 tablespoon (14 g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon (13 g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Let’s get started by preheating the oven to 375°F (190°C). Prep the pears by slicing them in half lengthwise and scooping out the core and seeds. Place the pears in a large ovenproof dish, such as an 11-inch (28-cm) cast-iron skillet. I like to slice a little piece off the center of the back of each pear half so it will sit sturdily. Sprinkle the mall with your teaspoon of lemon juice to keep them from browning.

  2. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together your flavor-popping filling, a.k.a. the blue cheese, walnuts and prosciutto, until well incorporated. In a small bowl, mix together the butter, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper.

  3. Brush this mixture all over the pears, and then place about 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of the blue cheese mixture in the center of each pear (where you scooped out the core). Stuff the filling down a bit to ensure the bears are full.

  4. Bake for 30 minutes, or until everything is nice and melty and the pears have slightly browned. These come out beautiful. Seriously, a showstopper. Serve immediately; they are definitely best warm right out of the oven!


You can make these ahead and then bake right before you need them. Just follow all steps until baking, cover with plastic wrap and keep in the fridge. When you’re ready to cook, just preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and bake for 30 minutes.

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