Fresh Pears and Frico

September 14, 2011

Author Notes: This recipe is so easy and uses just three ingredients but makes for a nice little appetizer.inpatskitchen

Makes: 10 to 12 frico cups


  • 2 cups finely grated parmesan
  • 1 large Bartlett pear cut into a fine dice
  • 2 teaspoons honey
In This Recipe


  1. On a silicone lined baking sheet or sheets place 2 tablespoons cheese about 2 inches apart. Flatten the cheese a bit to form circles about 3 inches.
  2. Bake at 350F for 4 to 6 minutes until the edges of each round are barely browned. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.
  3. Using a thin bladed spatula place each round over the underside of an upside down mini muffin pan. (or you can use shot glasses) Press to mold it around and then blot any excess oil that may form with a paper towel.
  4. Let the frico cups cool. In the meantime mix the honey with the diced pear.
  5. Divide the diced pear among the cups and serve immediately!

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Reviews (21) Questions (0)

21 Reviews

LE B. March 29, 2016
i'd love this with a final drizzle of reduced balsamic 'syrup' !
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inpatskitchen March 29, 2016
That would be nice!
JanetFL November 26, 2013
Wonderful combination!
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inpatskitchen November 26, 2013
It really is! Thanks Janet!
Panfusine December 10, 2011
wonderfully novel way to combine cheese & pears! Tres elegant! <br />
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inpatskitchen December 10, 2011
You're too kind...thank you!
lapadia December 9, 2011
Yum, I love frico and the pear with a taste of honey = Double Yum :)
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inpatskitchen December 9, 2011
Thanks! It's really quite pleasant!
fiveandspice December 5, 2011
Mmm. Lovely.
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inpatskitchen December 5, 2011
Thanks so much!
TheWimpyVegetarian December 5, 2011
So simple and so perfect!! I totally missed this when you first posted it!
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inpatskitchen December 5, 2011
Thank you!!!
aargersi December 4, 2011
I could eat like 20 of these, all in a row
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inpatskitchen December 4, 2011
Thanks so much aargersi! Guess you'll have to double the recipe!!
GiGi26 September 15, 2011
Simply beautiful!
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inpatskitchen September 15, 2011
Thanks! I must admit it's one of my better pics..
hardlikearmour September 14, 2011
Yum! What a great combo, and such an elegant presentation.
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inpatskitchen September 14, 2011
Thanks so much HLA!
dymnyno September 14, 2011
I meant: This is so simple...a great quick and easy appetizer. (sent from Marys iPad)
dymnyno September 14, 2011
Othis so simple...a great quick and easy appetizer.
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inpatskitchen September 14, 2011
Thanks really is simple and easy!