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.
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 Bonus: Calcium (30% daily value), Fiber (24% dv).
2 Carbohydrate Serving
Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 1/2 fruit, 1 medium-fat meat, 1 fat