Friday, 1 November 2013

French Food Friday...Poires gratinées au roquefort

photo and recipe from here

Bonjour mes belles,

It is pear season here in France and I thought that this recipe was an interesting one when I first stumbled across it. The French classify this as a dessert recipe but I  thought that it would make for a great starter.....English version follows on after the original recipe.


Poires gratinées au roquefort



  • 150 g de Roquefort
  • 4   belles poires pas trop mûres
  • 75 g de mascarpone
  • 30 g de pignons de pin
  • 1 petit verre de porto ou de banyuls
  • 1/2 citron
Allumez le grill du four.
Épluchez les poires et coupez-les en deux. Frottez-les aussitôt avec le demi-citron pour éviter que la chair ne noircisse.
À l’aide d’une petite cuillère ôtez le cœur et creusez un trou un peu plus grand.
Disposez ces demi-poires sur un plat.
Écrasez le roquefort avec le mascarpone et le porto et remplissez en le coeur des poires.
Parsemez de pignons, poivrez et faites gratiner au four 10 minutes environ.
Servez avec le même vin que celui utilisé.



Un Porto ou un Banyuls
and now in English.....

150 g Roquefort
4 large ripe pears
• 75 g mascarpone
30 g of pine nuts
1 small glass of port or Banyuls
1/2 lemon

Turn on the grill.

Peel the pears and cut them in half. Rub immediately with half a lemon to prevent the flesh from darkening.

Using a small spoon remove the heart and dig a hole a little bigger.

Arrange the pear halves on a plate.

Crush the Roquefort then mix with the mascarpone and port. Place the mixture in the core of the pears.

Sprinkle with pine nuts and some pepper then  brown in the oven about 10 minutes.

Serve with the same wine used to stuff the pears.
....bon appetite à tous, Leeann


  1. This sounds like a wonderful combination and I love pears whether in desserts or salads in fact any way at all!

  2. i must try this during the week----it looks soooo yummy (l enjoy looking at your blog on fridays to see the recipes ) Jeanette Australia


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