Smoked Gouda with Seckel Pear.

Smoked Gouda with Seckel Pear.

There was an amazing crop of pears this fall. In a search for doing something different these bites hit the mark.

The smokiness of the gouda with the sweetness of the sugared pears and the touch of heat from the pepper it was perfect.

I used a combination of Bartlett Seckel pears. I preferred the Seckels because of their sweetness. If you can find them in store I highly recommend them.


Smoked Gouda with Seckel Pear

2 medium ripe pears

1 tablespoon of sugar

2 cups of smoked gouda – shredded

I loaf of crusty bread – sliced thin

black pepper


Bartlett and Seckel pears at Nutmeg Disrupted

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Peel the pear, cut in half and remove the stem and core. Place the pear halves, cut side down on a greased baking sheet and coat generously with sugar.

Sugared pears at Nutmeg Disrupted

Bake for 10 minutes then turn and continue to bake for another 10 minutes. Allow to cool then slice thinly. Cut the bread into 18 squares and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Carameilzed Pear Smoked Gouda Bites ready to bake

Top the bread with a tablespoon on the cheese and top with a pear. Bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Season with pepper.

Caramelized Pear Smoked Gouda Bites

Serve warm.

2 Replies on “Smoked Gouda with Seckel Pear.

  1. How lucky you are to have fruit trees. I miss that. I used to have a few when I lived in the country.

    These apps are fantastic! I hope you give them a try.

    Thanks so much for stopping by Karen.

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