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.

Ruth Spear
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 1994


Recipe Summary

10 mins
Nutrition Profile:


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; protein 10.1g 20% DV; carbohydrates 35g 11% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 7g 28% DV; sugars 18.1g; fat 15.6g 24% DV; saturated fat 6.2g 31% DV; cholesterol 32.9mg 11% DV; vitamin a iu 305.2IU 6% DV; vitamin c 7.8mg 13% DV; folate 24.6mcg 6% DV; calcium 183.2mg 18% DV; iron 0.9mg 5% DV; magnesium 39.2mg 14% DV; potassium 291.7mg 8% DV; sodium 293.7mg 12% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 7% DV.