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Pears and Pecorino

Few desserts are as naturally sophisticated as fruit paired with cheese. The honey and ground pepper complete the marvelous quartet of sweet and pungent flavors.

  • Servings: 4
Pears and Pecorino

Source: Desserts 1998

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound pecorino cheese
  • 4 Comice pears, cored and sliced
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Slice cheese thinly, and divide among four plates. Place pears on top of cheese. Warm honey, and drizzle it over pears. Top with a grind of pepper.

Cook's Note

Pecorino, a hard, aged Italian cheese made from sheep's milk, works especially well with ripe, juicy Comice pears. If you can't find pecorino, substitute another hard cheese, like Parmesan.

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