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!
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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