Chardonnay Poached pears with Bousin Cheese on Baked Parmesan Tuile

Chardonnay Poached pears with Bousin Cheese on Baked Parmesan Tuile
Want to impress your next dinner guests then give this wow worthy appetizer a try
  • ½ bottle Californian Chardonnay
  • 2 Bosc pears peeled and left whole
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 8 oz. Parmesan cheese grated fresh or pre shredded cheese
  • 4 oz. Boursin Cheese
  1. Poached Pears
  2. Peel pears and set aside. In a medium pot, whisk together wine and honey. Add pears and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and allow to cook covered for 15 - 25 minutes.
  3. Once pears are cooked to the point that they could be easily pierced by a fork, remove using a slotted spoon and set aside.
  4. Baked Parmesan Tuile
  5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  6. Scoop 1 or 2 spoonfuls of grated parmesan cheese onto wax or parchment paper-lined baking sheet, press with back of spoon to flatten and shape into rounds
  7. Bake for about 5 minutes until golden. Remove from oven and let set for 1-2 minutes, then pry from paper with knife or pastry spatula. Shape as desired
  8. Assembly
  9. Put a small amount of boursin cheese on top of baked parmesan Tuile
  10. Put 2a piece of poached pear segment on top of the Boursin
  11. Sprinkle with a little freshly ground black pepper’& Garnish with mint leaf.
Parmesan cheese must be shredded not the ground
The Parmesan Tuile can be made early in the day or even the day before just store in air tight container after they have cooled.
A Tuile is a thin, crisp, sweet or savory wafer made of dough or cheese. Originally from France, 'Tuile' means tile in French. Tuiles can be shaped if desired (i.e. little bowls, little scoops etc.) Tuiles must be curved while they are hot, otherwise they will crack and break. Tuiles can also be left flat after baking.
Boursin Cheese [buʁsɛ̃] is a trademarked brand of Gournay cheese. It is a soft creamy cheese available in a variety of flavours, with a flavour and texture somewhat similar to cream cheese


Spiced Tropical Bruschetta

Spiced Tropical Bruschetta
A bruschetta with a little extra spice that is nicely balanced by the mango and papaya. Your friends and family will love it. . Also good as a topping for grilled chicken or fish
Serves: 8 (3 baguettes per person)
  • 1 ½ cups fresh tomatoes chopped about 3 medium sized
  • 1 mango & Papaya to make 1 ½ cups chopped same size as tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • ⅓ cup red onion chopped
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper chopped very very small
  • 1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • Bread baguette sliced and toasted
  • 2 tablespoons feta cheese
  1. Whisk the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, cilantro and mint, in a medium sized bowl. Add mango, papaya, tomatoes, onion and mix. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Serve on toasted baguette slices. Top with the feta cheese.
You can use just mango if papaya isn’t available or inconvenient to use.
Increase or decrease the Jalapeno Pepper to your taste


Rice Cakes with Fire Jelly (Diabetic and Gluten Free Friendly)

Rice Cakes with Fire Jelly (Diabetic and Gluten Free Friendly)
The next time you are craving sweet salty indulge in these snacks which are very low in calories, fat and sugar . What could be better?
Recipe type: diabetic Living
Serves: 4
  • ⅓ cup sugar-free apricot preserves
  • ½ to 1 minced fresh jalapeno chili pepper
  • 12 miniature salt-and-pepper rice cakes
  • ⅓ cup fat-free tub-style cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon snipped fresh rosemary
  1. In a small bowl combine preserves and chili pepper. Spread rice cakes with cream cheese; top with preserves mixture. Sprinkle with rosemary.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 3 rice cakes Calories: 56 Fat: 1 g Carbohydrates: 12 g Sugar: .3 g Sodium: 200 mg Protein: 3 g Cholesterol: 2 mg


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