Fontina with Pears & Walnuts
There is a joyous interplay of tastes and textures in this very easy dessert. The idea is to eat a slice of pear with a slice of cheese on a piece of wheat cracker with a nibble of walnut. Serve a glass of your favorite port alongside to heighten the experience.
From EatingWell: November/December 1994, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10
Total Time: 10
- 4 ounces Italian fontina cheese
- 4 ripe Comice or Red Bartlett pears
- Whole-wheat crackers
Thinly slice fontina. Set a pear, a few slices of cheese and a few walnuts on each of 4 dessert plates. Pass crackers separately and serve a glass of port alongside, if desired.
Nutrition Per Serving: 308 calories; 17 g fat (6 g sat, 4 g mono); 33 mg cholesterol; 38 g carbohydrates; 11 g protein; 7 g fiber; 334 mg sodium; 299 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (30% daily value), Fiber (24% dv).
2 Carbohydrate Serving
Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 1/2 fruit, 1 medium-fat meat, 1 fat