Gorgonzola dolce, or dolcelatte, is a creamy, slightly sweet blue cheese. Look for it in specialty shops. If you can't find it, try regular Gorgonzola, which will have a richer flavor.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Stir sugar and salt in a small bowl; set aside. Put butter and maple syrup into a large saute pan. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Add nuts; toss to coat.

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  • Transfer nuts to a rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle with sugar mixture; toss to coat. Toast in oven until fragrant, about 7 minutes. Let nuts cool completely on sheet on a wire rack.

  • To serve, arrange candied nuts, pear wedges, and Gorgonzola on a serving platter.

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