Pear and Cheese Bundles

2
Total Time
6 min
Prep
6 min
Cook
0 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
Pear slices replace the typical bread in these savory bundles made with Parmesan cheese.

Ingredients

water

2 cup(s)

fresh lemon juice

½ tsp, from 1⁄2 of lemon

pear(s)

2 pound(s), Comice or Bartlett variety, (about 3 pears)

parmesan cheese

3 oz, chunk, at room temperature

honey mustard

2 tsp

chives

cup(s), fresh, (about 18)

Instructions

  1. Combine the water and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Peel the pears, then halve them lengthwise and cut out the cores. Place each half flat-side down and cut lengthwise into 6 slices.
  2. Drop the slices into the lemon water as you cut them, to prevent browning. Use a cheese plane or vegetable peeler to shave the cheese into 18 paper-thin slices.
  3. Each shaving should be about 1 inch wide and 3 inches long. Cut each pear slice in half lengthwise. Place a cheese shaving on top of one half, then spread the cheese with 1⁄8 teaspoon of the honey mustard.
  4. Top with the other pear half slice; tie into a bundle with a chive. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 18 bundles.

Notes

Serve at once, or cover and refrigerate up to 2 hours.Sprinkle fresh thyme leaves over the bundles for a flavorful garnish. If you don't have honey mustard handy, make your own by combining 1 teaspoon honey with 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard.

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