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Fontina with Pears & Walnuts

November/December 1994, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)

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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.


Fontina with Pears & Walnuts Recipe

Makes: 4 servings

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Preparation

  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

Per serving: 308 calories; 17 g fat (6 g sat, 4 g mono); 33 mg cholesterol; 38 g carbohydrates; 11 g protein; 7 g fiber; 334 mg sodium; 299 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (30% daily value), Fiber (24% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 2

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 1/2 fruit, 1 medium-fat meat, 1 fat


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Recipe Categories

Type of Dish
Desserts, fruit
Ethnic/Regional
American
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
15 minutes or less
Servings
4
Preparation/ Technique
No-cook
Meal/Course
Brunch
Lunch
Dessert
Season
Spring
Fall
Winter

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