Roasted Pears with Black Pepper and Honey, Creamy Goat Cheese and Wild Arugula
Provided by: Gail Simmons
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut pears down the middle and remove core. Slice each half into 3 wedges then place in a large mixing bowl. Squeeze lemon juice over pears to stop them from turning brown and drizzle with 1/4 cup of honey and sprinkle with half the cracked black pepper Toss to combine. Pour onto a sheet tray and roast in oven for 10 minutes. Finish under broiler for 1 minute to caramelize around the edges. Remove from oven to cool.
- Make dressing: Pour juices from roasting pan into a large mixing bowl. Add 1/2 cup of extra-virgin olive oil and whisk to emulsify.
- To serve, scatter pears on the bottom of a large platter. Sprinkle with crumbled goat cheese. Season with remaining fresh ground black pepper.