Pears with Brie Cheese Sauce

Preparation & Cooking Time:


4 pear halves

1 tbsp golden raisins

1/8 tsp ground cloves

pinch ground allspice

1/3 cup brown sugar

2 tbsp butter, softened

1 1/2 tsps butter

1 tbsp all-purpose flour

1/2 cup milk

1 egg yolk

1/3 cup sour cream

2 oz brie, crumbled


Combine raisins, cloves, allspice, brown sugar and butter. Place each pear half on a double thickness of foil. Dig out core. Pack cavity with brown sugar mixture. Wrap firmly in foil. Cook over MEDIUM heat, turning on sides occasionally for 30 minutes, or until tender.

While the pears cook, prepare cheese sauce by melting butter in a small saucepan on the side burner. Stir in flour. Remove from heat and blend in milk. Heat over MEDIIUM flame until the sauce thickens to the consistency of thin cream, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. In a small bowl, blend egg yolk with sour cream. Pour into sauce and stir in one ounce of cheese. Stir just until cheese has melted. Do not overheat. Cover to keep warm.

Fold back foil to expose pears, place on plates, pour cheese sauce over pears and garnish with remaining crumbled cheese


Thanks to Broil King for this one