Fontina with Pears & Walnuts

Fontina with Pears & Walnuts

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From: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 1994

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.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 4 ounces Italian fontina cheese
  • 4 ripe Comice or Red Bartlett pears
  • Walnuts
  • Whole-wheat crackers


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  1. 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 information

  • Per serving: 303 calories; 16 g fat(6 g sat); 7 g fiber; 35 g carbohydrates; 10 g protein; 25 mcg folate; 33 mg cholesterol; 18 g sugars; 305 IU vitamin A; 8 mg vitamin C; 183 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 294 mg sodium; 292 mg potassium
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  • Exchanges: 1 starch, 1½ fruit, 1 medium-fat meat, 1 fat

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