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Marsala honey pears with gorgonzola
2 tbsp olive oil (not extra virgin)
2 pears (approx 500g/1lb total weight), unpeeled and uncored
3 tbsp Marsala
2 tbsp honey
2oz walnut halves
1lb ripe gorgonzola
Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Meanwhile, cut the pears into eighths, leaving the skin and core on.
Fry the pears for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until softened. Meanwhile, whisk the Marsala and honey together in a cup or small bowl.
Add the Marsala mixture to the pears and allow to bubble and become syrupy. Transfer the pears to a large serving plate, reserving the syrupy mixture in the pan. Add the walnuts to the same pan and stir fry them for about a minute, or until they are slightly darkened and sticky all over.
To serve, transfer the walnuts to the serving plate along with any remaining pan juices and place the gorgonzola onto the plate.
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