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. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 1994

Ruth Spear


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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 Facts

303 calories; 15.6 g total fat; 6.2 g saturated fat; 33 mg cholesterol; 294 mg sodium. 292 mg potassium; 35 g carbohydrates; 7 g fiber; 18 g sugar; 10.1 g protein; 305 IU vitamin a iu; 8 mg vitamin c; 25 mcg folate; 183 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 39 mg magnesium;