Roasted Pear & Fig Compote with Crumbled Blue Cheese Crostini

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Roasted Pear & Fig Compote with Crumbled Blue Cheese Crostini

 

Last week Anthony Burnham kindly delivered a bag of pears harvested in his yard here in Gloucester to brother Joey down at the dock. with the attached note ” Hi Joey,

I am harvesting pears from the family homestead tree. I would like to give you a bag for your sister to come up with a baked pear or something pear recipe.
Anthony L. Burnham
After letting the bag of pears ripen a few days I began creating new savory and sweet recipes per Anthony’s request! Anthony I hope you and all our GMG viewers enjoy todays recipe. This is the first of 3 that will be posted this week! IMG_0165

 

 

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Roasted Pear & Fig Compote

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Roasted Pear and Fig Compote with Crumbled Blue Cheese Crostini

Ingredients

5  cups diced pears (cores & stems removed)

9 fresh figs; diced

4 tablespoons salted butter

1/2 cup of granulated sugar

1/2 cup Masala wine

2 tablespoons dark brown sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

1/2 vanilla bean ; split down middle

2 teaspoons lemon zest

1 French baguette bread

1/4 cup Olive oil

1 cup crumbled blue cheese

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 freshly ground pepper

1/2 cup Local honey

Step-by-Step

1 combine butter and marsala wine in large skillet; over high heat

2 add granulated sugar,brown sugar cinnamon and allspice; mix well; cook until butter and sugar melt and dissolve

3 add diced pears and fig to pan; toss well

4 add split the vanilla bean and lemon zest

5 Cook 10 minutes over high heat; stirring often

6 carefully transfer hot mixture to ovenproof casserole dish

7 bake in preheated 425° oven for one hour or until pears are fork tender

8 sliced French baguette bread on diagonal ¼-½  inch thick slices

9 drizzle with olive oil; season with salt and pepper;  toast under broigolden

11 fix one heaping tablespoon warm Roasted Pear & Fig Compote on each toasted bread slice

12 top with crumbled Blue Cheese; drizzle with honey; serve

*Note~ compote will keep in airtight container refrigerated 1 w

 

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