Melting Pears

Melting Pears

Melting Pears

4 Williams pears
40 g Gorgonzola cheese
8 long and thin slices of Hamburg bacon (streaky bacon that looks like this)
500 ml white wine
juice of 1 lemon
2 bay leaves
6 black peppercorns

Pour wine in a pot with 2 liters of water, bay leaves and peppercorns. Let boil. Peel the pears, leaving stems on and pour lemon juice over them (this will prevent change of color due to oxidation). Carefully put pears in pot and cook on low heat for about 20 minutes. Drain them and let cool.

Cut the top part of each pear (like lids) and carefully remove hard part with seeds. Fill the holes with Gorgonzola. Return the top parts to their place and wrap each pear with 2 slices of bacon. Line large oven pan with baking paper and place pears on it. I have cut a thin part of bottom of each pear so they can “stand up” nice. Bake in a preheated oven on 220°C for about 20 minutes. Serve warm.

Melting Pears

This recipe is adapted from Sale & Pepe magazine, Serbian issue for December 2009.

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  • Daydreamer Desserts January 10, 2010 10:01 am

    Mouth is watering… those look absolutely amazing!

  • chefityourself January 10, 2010 10:14 am

    Oh dear. This looks scary good. I see myself eating these… compulsively! I also LOVE your recipes.

  • mamajac January 10, 2010 10:19 am

    Ludilo! S je video sliku i upravo mi je izjavio "Uuuu, kako ja volim voće!" :)

  • Nada January 10, 2010 11:12 am

    Baš egzotično, super je i jako mi se sviđa i ne znam koja slika je lijepša!

  • Dragana January 10, 2010 11:57 am

    OMG this looks fantastic! Your beautiful picture is so enticing, and one can't go wrong with pears, gorgonzola and bacon, can you?

  • Snooky doodle January 10, 2010 12:00 pm

    what an interesting recipe !

  • sijeleng January 10, 2010 12:40 pm

    That pear looks gorgeous. The recipe sounds delicious and your photos are absolutely mouthwatering!

  • Elliott January 10, 2010 12:48 pm

    These are beautiful, must run to the store so I can try this! Thank you.

  • Andrea January 10, 2010 1:35 pm

    Jako, jako mi se ovo sviđa. I inače su mi kruške i gorgonzola odlična kombinacija. :)

  • Rochelle January 10, 2010 1:55 pm

    Oh my that looks soooo good! I've got to start remembering to keep a napkin handy when I visit your blog so I don't drool all over :D

  • kathyvegas January 10, 2010 2:56 pm

    Pears and gorgonzola are one of my favorite combinations…and bacon makes everything better…this is a winner!

  • Brie: Le Grand Fromage January 10, 2010 3:08 pm

    wow, i've never seen pears like this before! i can just taste this flavor combination, mmm! i'll have to keep this recipe for the next time we have company. thanks!

  • Bromography January 10, 2010 3:38 pm

    Simple, but delicious!!

  • Elise January 10, 2010 5:06 pm

    Anything stuffed in cheese and wrapped in bacon gets a good grade in my book!

  • Gemma January 10, 2010 5:16 pm


  • Amber January 10, 2010 5:52 pm

    Oh my! This is amazing and so different. I make baked pears with butter, cream and sugar, but this out does me.

  • Monika January 11, 2010 6:01 am

    kako ovo dobro izgleda! fenomenalno! :)

  • Carrie January 11, 2010 7:48 am

    Woah, those look amazing! What a unique combination of flavors that sound crazy good!

  • lostpastremembered January 11, 2010 8:28 am

    Whoa– what a great photo and brilliant idea, thanks!

  • foodandwinechickie January 11, 2010 11:23 am

    What a great idea. Specially nice for the Winter when I don't want to have a huge starter with a hearty entree.

  • Tasty Eats At Home January 11, 2010 11:32 am

    My word. This looks decadent. I am in pear love, I think. Wow.

  • Chef Shari January 12, 2010 7:07 am

    I love pears poached in wine, add the gorgonzola and the bacon and it must be out of this world. Can't wait to try these, off the store! Thanks for sharing

  • Junglefrog January 12, 2010 3:18 pm

    Pear and gorgonzola! Now that has got to be a match made in heaven!

  • Tina January 13, 2010 1:02 am


  • easy recipes, stunning presentations January 13, 2010 2:25 am

    This looks absolutely divine! Will try it out!!

  • Sweet Corner January 13, 2010 2:36 am

    wow, ludnica, jako mi se svidja!

  • E.B. January 15, 2010 8:28 pm

    This is pretty good, although I think you could just cook up some bacon, slice some pears, and plate with some Gorgonzola and it would taste basically the same. Although the warm, melty cheese is divine.

  • Vera January 16, 2010 3:54 am

    Predivna kombinacija!

  • heidi leon January 16, 2010 8:44 pm

    wow! this recipe is just amazing!

  • Kat January 17, 2010 8:30 am

    Oh wow! That looks incredible!

  • ivana m. January 18, 2010 1:49 pm

    Tek sam sada nasla tvoj blog! I will be spending all day here :)

  • Kevin January 19, 2010 5:07 am

    That pear looks and sounds so amazingly good!

  • s. stockwell January 25, 2010 6:59 pm

    We love this recipe! just delicious beyond words. We love your posts…keep them coming. Best from montecito California where it is raining!

  • MASATERA January 30, 2010 3:12 am

    Vau! Ovo je baš ludo !!

  • Sneige February 15, 2010 4:03 am

    Great and original idea! I can smell it!Great photos as well!

  • Lillian @ My Recipe Journey November 11, 2013 12:34 am

    WOW…what a very cool recipe! I’ll have to try this one! Thanks for sharing! Pinning this! =D

  • Cornelia May 3, 2015 4:26 pm


    done today, there are excellent, thanks for share.



    • Marija May 9, 2015 10:49 am

      Thank you for trying these out! Very happy that you liked them!

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