Sam the Cooking Guy

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Makes one loaf

This comes from our wonderful friend Peg, who lives up the street. I added the sauteed red onions because almost everything is better with them.


  • 1 large red onion, cut into thin slices
  • Olive oil
  • 1 loaf good crusty bread, like an Italian or French loaf
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup crumbled gorgonzola or blue cheese
  • 4 pears, ripe and sliced into thin slices


  1. Cook red onion with a little olive oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat until well softened
  2. Preheat oven to broil
  3. Mix butter and gorgonzola well in a small bowl, set aside
  4. Slice loaf in half lengthwise
  5. Drizzle olive oil on cut side of bread and place under broiler a minute or so until it just starts to get crispy
  6. Remove and cover cut side of bread with red onion and then cover that with pear slices
  7. Then spread gorgonzola butter over pears
  8. Put under broiler until light brown and bubbly
  9. Remove and slice into serving pieces