From: Jasper J. Mirabile, Jr., Jasper's Ristorante, Kansas City, MO. Yield: 4 servings.
FRESH PEAR COMPOTE:
2 fresh pears, cored, peeled, cut into bite-sized pieces
¼ cup golden raisins
½ cup white wine
½ cup sugar
1 cinnamon stick
2 tsp. orange rind
1 cup apple juice
BAKED LES FRÈRES:
1 Tbsp. soft butter
1 12-oz. piece Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Les Frères Cheese
1 17.5-oz. package puff pastry sheets
4 Tbsp. butter, melted
For Fresh Pear Compote: In medium sauce pan, add all ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. Remove cinnamon stick; cool compote.
For Baked Cheese: Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 9" pie pan with butter. On work surface, lay puff pastry out. Place Les Frères cheese on puff pastry and bundle pastry around cheese. Place in pan, seam-side down. Brush pastry with butter. Bake 15-20 minutes until pastry is golden. Top with fresh pear compote. Serve immediately.