Pears and cheese were made for each other, and this quick-and-easy dish proves that. Roasting the pears with a little butter and honey, then topping them with a rich and creamy cheese like Brillat-Savarin or Explorateur makes a decadent finish to a fall or winter meal.
Roast until the pears are easily pierced with a fork, about 15 minutes, or up to 30 minutes if the pears were very firm. Turn the pears, brush the cut surface with the honey, and roast for about 5 minutes longer.
Transfer the hot pears to a platter and pour any juices in the pan over them. Place a scoop of triple-cream cheese on each pear half and sprinkle with the almonds, if desired. Serve at once.
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