Perfect Pears

Perfectly Presentable Pears – Savory 
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6

3 ripe pears
1 tbsp The Well Dressed Olive Eureka Lemon Olive Oil 
1 tbsp unsalted butter
6 C arugula, washed and spun dry
6-8 oz goat cheese (or more, if desired)
The Well Dressed Olive Cinnamon-Pear Balsamic Vinegar, to taste
1 tbsp finely chopped chives
freshly ground pepper

Wash and dry pears. Cut pears in half lengthwise keeping stem in place, if possible. Core. On the curved side, slice off a small piece so that pear sits firmly when plated.

Warm the oil and butter in a pan large enough to hold the pears. Add pears cut side down and cook for about 12 minutes or until pears are tender when pierced with a sharp knife. Turn and cook for a few minutes or until soft enough to cut with a fork. Remove the pears to a platter and cover to keep warm.

Divide arugula among plates, top with pears (cut side up). Using a small ice cream scoop, add goat cheese to each pear. Add a little freshly ground pepper and drizzle generously with Cinnamon-Pear Balsamic. Add a sprinkle of chives.