September’s Mouth-Friendly Recipe

Roasted pears with blue cheese and walnuts

Enjoy fall with a savory recipe that everyone in the family will love. Walnuts are a hearty nut with a serious amount of nutrients. They contain heart-healthy fats and protein that have been shown to help with diabetes, weight management and inflammation.

Ingredients:

  • 4 pears, halved, but not peeled or cored
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ bunch of fresh thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup crumbled blue cheese
  • ¼ cup walnut pieces

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Arrange pears on a baking sheet with the cut sides up. Drizzle the pears with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Strip leaves from thyme branches and sprinkle over pears. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove baking sheet from oven and spoon a generous teaspoon of blue cheese in the center of each pear half. Return to oven until pears are tender and cheese is soft, about 10 minutes. Roast walnuts in oven on a separate baking sheet until golden brown and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Chop walnuts into smaller pieces. When pears are cooked, transfer them to a serving plate and sprinkle with toasted walnuts. Serve hot.

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