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11/28/12 8:40 P

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Thanks, Birgit! That is precisely what it is meant to be -- a rare treat that keeps you on plan and satisfies your sweet tooth without the coconut and almond flour cheats. I am having a particularly rough time with sweets during this holiday season as it is my first holiday as a paleo-ite and I looooooove all of the cookies and cakes and pies, etc that come with this time of year. I am looking forward to making these for my holiday party later this month and making them for my very merry carb-loving family!

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11/28/12 8:05 P

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That looks soooo yummy! Unfortunately too high in carbs for me at the moment but I could imagine it as a rare treat. emoticon

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11/28/12 7:46 P

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So, I have been craving sweets and trying new things. I am not much of a baker, but I love to cook and I love the combination of sweet and salty. Having recently entered the world of Medjool dates as a result of my paleo living, I made up this simple little recipe and cooked it tonight. These baked pears will make a great appetizer for a party, or an easy dessert for your family!

Ingredients:
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
2 Pears, sliced in rounds from the top to the bottom
3 Medjool Dates, pitted
4 oz. Gorgonzola Cheese

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 375.
Grease a 9x12 pan with the coconut oil and set it aside.
In a bowl, combine the dates and the gorgonzola cheese, mashing them together into a thick paste.
Put about a half teaspoon of the date mixture on top of each pear slice.
Bake for 25 minutes or until the pears and the topping are a golden brown. Serve warm.


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