Roasted Pears with White Balsamic Vinegar

Topped with honey drizzle and creamy goat cheese, these pears are stunning for dessert or atop arugula greens in a tasty winter salad.

4 red pears, halved and seeded
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
5 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
8 tablespoons fresh goat cheese
½ cup honey
Fresh ground pepper

1. Preheat oven to 400°. Place pat of butter in a 9-inch by 13-inch baking dish and melt in oven for 2 minutes.

2. Remove from oven and arrange pears cut side down, single layered. Pop back into the oven and roast for 30 minutes, until pears are just tender. Then, remove and pour vinegar over pears and roast for 7 minutes more.

3. Transfer pears to serving dish, cut side up. Spoon juices over pears from baking dish. Sprinkle cheese on and around pears, then drizzle with honey. Grind fresh black pepper over the top of pears and cheese.

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