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Old 11-15-2007, 07:48 AM   #1
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Fruit and Cheese Desserts

I need help! I'm looking for fruit and cheese desserts. The only recipe I've made is Gorgonzola stuffed pears. I guess I could serve fresh fruit with cheese, but I don't know the right pairings either, although I've eaten a lot of apples with Brie.

I would appreciate your suggestions.

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Old 11-15-2007, 10:01 AM   #2
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I haven't got a recipe as I saw it on a cooking show quite some time ago but I do remember a chef poached pears in white wine (I think! but may have been red) and used a blue cheese sauce as the dressing.

Fresh apples, pears,grapes and strawberries, amongst other fruit, goes with just about every type of cheese that I can thin of. One of my favourite snacks in summer is to wrap a crisp grape in a piece of cheese, or smother in a creamy cheese. Try drizzling the fresh fruit with a good quality balsamic vinegar (3 or 4 leaf rated).

Most of the fruit and cheese pairings, other than a cheesecake of course, are savoury. will post again if I think of anything further.
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Old 11-15-2007, 10:14 AM   #3
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Let you imagination and your taste buds guide you...I love a nice fresh fig, with some mascarpone cheese and a drizzle of lavender honey...Fresh or even dried apricots,stuffed with cream cheese mixed with some finely chopped toasted nuts of choice..
Hope this helps a little.
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Old 11-15-2007, 12:47 PM   #4
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I need help! I'm looking for fruit and cheese desserts. The only recipe I've made is Gorgonzola stuffed pears. I guess I could serve fresh fruit with cheese, but I don't know the right pairings either, although I've eaten a lot of apples with Brie.

I would appreciate your suggestions.
I just had some grapes with hot pepper cheese--- a match made in heaven!!
The heat of the cheese with the cool, sweet of the grapes....
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Old 11-15-2007, 01:20 PM   #5
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My favorite cheese is Brie and my favorite pairing and snack is to toast some french bread and serve that with room temperature brie and raspberry preserves.

I cut a thin slice of brie place it on the bread, put a small dollop of raspberry preserve and enjoy it.

Brie and raspberries are a perfect match.
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Old 11-18-2007, 11:28 AM   #6
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I like Brie with slices of fresh pear. Yum! A classic is Manchego with membrillo. That's a favourite at our house. Fresh figs with Purple Haze goat cheese are delicious.
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Old 11-18-2007, 12:38 PM   #7
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I like figs/goat cheese as well. What is membrillo?
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Old 11-18-2007, 12:43 PM   #8
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I just had some grapes with hot pepper cheese--- a match made in heaven!!
The heat of the cheese with the cool, sweet of the grapes....
Do you mind elaborating?
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Old 11-18-2007, 06:19 PM   #9
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I like cubed pepper jack, cheddar and that white cheese (the kind that sometimes comes paired with the chedder cubes, I forgot the name) with grapes. I was on that kick for a few months this summer.
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Old 11-19-2007, 04:13 AM   #10
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Check this out - it had great reviews:

STUFFED FIGS DRIZZLED WITH CHOCOLATE

1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons grated orange zest
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
10 fresh figs, washed, stems removed
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon Grand Marnier (one reviewer used a little juice from the orange)
1 orange, sliced

1. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, cooled pine nuts, orange zest, nutmeg and pepper, mixing until smooth.

2. Slice each fig in half lengthwise.

3. Press about a tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture into the cut side of each fig half.

4. Melt chocolate and butter in micro 1 minute; add Grand Marnier, stir till creamy.

5. Drizzle over stuffed figs.

6. Garnish on a platter with orange slices.

posted by Rita L - Recipezaar
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