EPISODE 6: HUDSON RIVER VALLEY

ROASTED PEARS WITH MELTED OLD CHATHAM CAMEMBERT AND JOHNSON ESTATE PORT WINE REDUCTION

4 pears halved and pit removed
1 tbls. sugar
1 tbls. fresh thyme
1 tbls. grape seed oil
salt and pepper
8 oz. Old Chatham Camembert
2 cups Johnson Estate Port Wine

In a mixing bowl combine pears, sugar, thyme, grape seed oil, salt and pepper. Toss until well combined. Lay pears out on a small sheet tray, and roast in a preheated 400 degree oven for about 20 minutes. Meanwhile in a small saucepan(1 quart), reduce the port wine to syrup consistency. Portion 1 oz. pieces of camembert and gently flatten with the palm of your hand. Place one piece of cheese atop each half of the pear and allow to melt, about 1 minute. Drizzle pears with the port wine reduction and serve.

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