This came to me in a dream the other night so I had to make it. Though I used Gruyere cheese, we ate it like a raclette, all melty and gooey on toasted bread as an appetizer for New Year's Eve. —nannydeb
6 as an appetizer
fresh sage, minced (or more or less to your taste)
salt & black pepper to taste
Gruyere cheese, 1 inch cubes
Barlett pear (or pear of your choice), cored, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
In This Recipe
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spread the walnuts onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Toast until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
In a food processor, combine the toasted walnuts, sage, garlic and olive oil. Blend until smooth adding more olive oil if needed. Add salt & pepper to taste.
Butter a baking dish and add the cheese cubes and pear cubes. Swirl the walnut sage pesto around the cubes.
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