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November 15, 2013

A dessert to challenge the taste buds


Desserts have one role to play at the dinner table, and that is to satisfy our sweet tooth. Once in a while, a dessert comes along that challenges our taste buds. Here it is.

The combination of bleu cheese and cranberry sauce at first sounds highly unusual, however the taste is unbelievably addictive.

Lightly boiling or baking the pear will soften it. Then drizzle with maple syrup, cover with bleu cheese and homemade cranberry sauce and enjoy. This combination is divine.

Pear, Bleu Cheese, And Cranberry Sauce Dessert

1 whole pear

4 tablespoons cranberry sauce

2 tablespoons bleu cheese

2 teaspoons maple syrup

Peel the pear, cut in half, and take out the core.

Bring water to a boil. Place the pear in a pan of water and simmer for 10 minutes. (Alternatively, you can bake the pear at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.)

Take the pear out and place on serving plate.

Drizzle with maple syrup, top with bleu cheese, then cranberry sauce.

Sprinkle a few pieces of bleu cheese on the top.




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