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Seared Nectarines With Pecorino and Honey

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“I'm starting to sound redundant, but again-only the freshest, best quality ingredients will do for this recipe. What a fantastic combination of flavors! Now that we have fresh nectarines available here in Oregon, I am aggressively searching for recipes in which to use them... For optimum flavor, try to use local specialty honey such as orange blossom, clover, blackberry, etc. Recipe compliments of Weekend Magazine.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • honey (NOT store bought if at all possible)
  • 2 fresh nectarines or 2 peaches, halved and pitted, unpeeled
  • 4 slices raisin walnut bread (toasted or untoasted, your choice(homemade if possible!)
  • 4 ounces pecorino cheese, thinly sliced
  • fresh ground black pepper


  1. In a non-stick skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat.
  2. Drizzle some honey (perhaps 1 tablespoon?) into the skillet and place the nectarine halves cut-side down. Cook the fruit until golden, approximately 2-3 minutes on cut-side only. **Watch** cooking process carefully so that fruit does not burn. Reduce heat if necessary.
  3. Divide the slices of bread, nectarine halves and pecorino cheese among 4 dessert plates.
  4. Drizzle some slighlty warmed honey over the fruit and sprinkle with cracked black pepper.

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