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BALSAMIC ROASTED PEARS STUFFED WITH PRÉSIDENT® DON BERNARDO® MANCHEGO CHEESE

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

4 Bartlett pears
4 tbsp. Président butter, melted
¼ cup Balsamic vinegar
4 oz. Président Don Bernardo Manchego cheese, shredded
4 tbsp. Balsamic vinegar glaze
  Sliced almonds for garnish

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Trim off the bottom and gently remove the core of each whole pear. Peel pears, keeping them whole.
  3. With a pastry brush, spread 1 tablespoon melted President butter in 8-inch square baking dish.
  4. Arrange pears cut-side down and brush with remaining butter. Bake in center of oven for 1 hour. Baste pears with juices occasionally. Add balsamic vinegar and cover pears with aluminum foil for the last 10 minutes of baking. Remove pears from oven, let cool completely.
  5. When ready to serve, stuff the pears with shredded Président Don Bernardo Manchego and return to 350-degree F oven to heat for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and place on serving plates. Drizzle pears with balsamic vinegar glaze, and top with almonds.

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