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Pear, Goats Cheese & Walnuts en Papillote Recipe



Veg HT HD 35mins


A rich warm starter using the classic combination of fresh pears, goat cheese and walnuts with shredded rocket running through the mixture. Worthy of a dinner party


Serves 4

Prep & Cook Time:

35 mins

Recipe Tags: Hot Vegetarian Vegetables Nuts Fruit Hors d'oeuvre Appetizer Starter en papillote parchment parcels foil parcels Gluten Wheat Free Eggless


2 tbsp Olive Oil
2 Medium sized Pears
The Juice of 1 Lemon
100g/4oz Goats Cheese
8 Walnut Halves, roughly chopped
8 tbsp shredded Rocket
Salt Black Pepper
Honey for drizzling



1.  Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas Mark 4. Cut 8 pieces of parchment paper into circles about 30cm/12-inches in diameter and lightly brush the centres lightly with olive oil leaving a border of 5cm/2-inches all the way round.

2. Peel the pears, cut them into quarters, remove the cores cut into 2.5cm/1-inch cubes. Immediately place in a mixing bowl together with the lemon juice and toss to coat.

3. Cut or break the goats cheese into 1cm/ ˝ -inch cubes and add to the pears together with the walnuts, rocket, salt and black pepper and mix well.

4. Divide the pear mixture between 4 of the circles, keeping the border clear, drizzle with a little oil then place the remaining parchment circles on top and fold over the edges in little pleats to form sealed parcels. Place the papillotes on a baking sheet, and bake in the preheated oven for about 12 minutes until the parcels are puffed up and browning.    End of instructions


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Parchment paper or aluminium foil

Small mixing bowl

Baking tray


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