Fresh Pears and Frico Recipe on Food52

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Fresh Pears andĀ Frico

August 20, 2019
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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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Recipe by: inpatskitchen

I think I get my love for food and cooking from my mom, who was an amazing cook. She would start baking and freezing a month before Christmas in order to host our huge open house on Christmas afternoon. I watched and I this day I try not to procrastinate when it comes to entertaining. My cooking style is pretty much all over the place, although I'm definitely partial to Greek and Italian cuisine. Oh yes, throw a little Cajun in there too!

    21 Reviews

    LeBec F. 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!
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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!