Caramelized Pear and Gorgonzola Omelette with Bacon and Pecans

Caramelized Pear and Gorgonzola Omelette with Bacon and Pecans


I have never really been all that big on omelettes but with my recent success with the butternut squash and gorgonzola omelette I was ready for more! With the gorgonzola still on my mind I naturally started to drift into the 'What else goes with gorgonzola?' question and my first answer was pears. A quick search of the internet did not pull up anything that inspired me, but while I was searching I thought that pears also work really well in caramel sauce. Wait a minute! Could I possible dare trying a sweet and savoury caramelized pear omelette with gorgonzola as a breakfast??? With the idea in my head I could not resist making it! While thinking about it some more I decided to add bacon to strengthen the savoury side a bit and with pears, why not add some pecans? The caramelized pear and gorgonzola omelette with bacon and pecans surprised me by being even better than I could possibly have imagined in my wildest dreams! The sweet pear and caramel when so well with the tangy gorgonzola and salty bacon. The best part of this omelette was the areas where the caramel and melted gorgonzola had melded with the warm, light and fluffy eggs infusing them with their flavours. Each bite was a mixture of pure delight alternating from sweet to savoury and back again and I could not resist licking my plate clean to get every last bit. I will definitely be making omelettes a lot more often from now on!

Caramelized Pear and Gorgonzola Omelette with Bacon and Pecans

(makes 1 omelette)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 pear (cored and sliced into big chunks)
1/4 cup gorgonzola
1 strip bacon (cooked and crumbled, optional)
2 eggs (lightly beaten)
1 tablespoon pecans (toasted and chopped)

Directions:
1. Melt the butter in a none stick pan.
2. Add the sugar and cook until bubbly minutes.
3. Add the pear and saute until tender, about 5 minutes.
4. Lower the heat and and sprinkle on the crumbled gorgonzola and bacon and let the cheese melt just a bit.
5. Pour the eggs into the pan and let them cook without disturbing them until they have set, about 2-4 minutes.
6. Slide the omelette out onto a plate and garnish it with the pecans and enjoy.

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42 comments:

eatenword said...

That is such an elegant and delicious looking omelet! I love eggs and tend to keep them simple (fried or scrambled), but this combination sounds like a winner. Thanks for the recipe.

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

I have not been a big omelet fan either but this one is worth a try. Boy, it sounds like you have come a long way since your boredom days! Good for you.

George Gaston said...

Kevin, this omelet sounds incredible! The sweetness of pears and the pundit smoothness of the Gorgonzola must be delicious.

Great recipe and thanks...

Danielle said...

Wow so unique! I am soooooo trying this this week!

Catherine said...

This looks so yummy! Great picture!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A fancy omelet!

Cheers,

Rosa

Cyndi said...

Who'd have thought to do an omelet like this! It looks great, Kevin. If you still have more gorgonzola, try a pizza (no sauce) with gorgonzola, pears, and caramelized onions. MMmmm.

Wicked Good Dinner said...

Oh, my! This looks amazing, Kevin!
-Dawn

Lin said...

Wow!

mbbored said...

I found your blog by googling Gorgonzola Soup and by reading that recipe was intrigued. I love that when I clicked to your main page the top recipe involved gorgonzola, bacon and pears again! Can't wait to try some of your recipes.

Michelle said...

Such interesting flavors. We've been making a lot of omelette's lately and you can't go wrong with Gorgonzola! Will give this a try.

Culinary Cory said...

These are some of my favorite ingredients. Never thought about putting pears on an omelet. I'll have to try that soon.

AngiGrrrl said...

Sounds delicious. I think I might try this one in the morning. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sook said...

Bookmarked it! You have so many amazing looking recipes.

pierre said...

hi kevin I love this dish pear and gorgonzola go very well together !! cheers from Paris Pierre

Herrad said...

Hi Kevin,
A delicious looking omlette, thanks for sharing the recipe.
Have a pleasant afternoon and evening.
Love,
Herrad

HoneyB said...

Wow, Kevin I just absolutely love this - and I am far from an egg person! I really think this is something I would eat! I am going to have to check out your butternut squash one too...with my compute crash I haven't been around much and am behind!

cookeaze said...

These are so pretty! I will be making them soon!

CAHÄ°DE said...

Delicious!

Koko said...

Such an interesting combination of flavours for an omelette- I bet it's delicious though!

Velva said...

I am a big omelette fan and this recipe rocks.

DailyChef said...

Never would have considered pears in my omelette. awesome. Btw, how do you get your pictures to look so good

teresa said...

i swear, pear and gorgonzola were made for each other. this look fantastic!

Kathleen said...

This sounds off the charts fabulous! It features some of my most favorite ingredients put together in a way I have not thought of. Cheers to you!!

We Are Not Martha said...

Pear, gorgonzola, and bacon is basically my favorite combination everrr. Yes, please!!

Sues

Debbie said...

Please make sure that I am on the autographed cookbook iist! I just used these same flavors for a pizza this weekend. Yum!

Cara said...

Hey Kevin! This morning I had some left over bacon [and one pear left!] and immediately thought of this recipe. I was little worried about the brown sugar & fruit melding in with the other savory ingredients but they really complimented each other. Great recipe, keep it coming!

Trissa said...

I am amazed at how you manage to come up with these amazing combinations. I am glad people like you know how to push the limits - this sounds fab!

Ben said...

OK, that sounds very interesting. And now that I can't take it out of my head either I must try it, LOL

Carolyn Jung said...

What a great idea to use these punchy ingredients in an omlette. I've enjoyed them many a time on top of a pizza. But an omelette is even easier so you can enjoy it a lot more often. ;)

Rambling Tart said...

My goodness! What deliciousness! :-)

Beth said...

Hubby is the omelette maker in our house - will have to show it to him. Looks amazing

"Guppy" Honaker said...

That omelet looks delicious - and I love butternut squash!

Keep up the good work on you blog. - David

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Chef Dad said...

Definitely worth a try. I also toss gorgonzola over ratatouille for a contrasting flavor. It's creamy, sharp and a bit salty. Nice contrast with lots of things.

Erin @ OneParticular Kitchen said...

Oh my goodness this looks amazing, Kevin! I've been trying to find a way to eat more eggs and enjoy it, and this will definitely work.

Jeanne said...

To a lifelong lover of sweet/savoury combinations like me, this sounds fantastically indulgent for breakfast! You truly are inspired :)

Eric said...

Tried it - loved it. This is a terrific breakfast or light lunch. Pair it with a nice pale ale!

pigpigscorner said...

very interesting! Looks so good!

Pam said...

You are brilliant! This looks mouth watering good. Sweet, creamy, salty, crunchy all in one tasty omelette.

Cara said...

I had to read the title twice because I was convinced it should be "caramelized pear and gorgonzola PIZZA with bacon and pecans." After reading your description, I am very convinced to go ahead and try my own sweet and savory omelette!

oneordinaryday said...

Wow. What an amazing combination of flavors. This must taste as good as it looks!

Tanja said...

It's so delicious! Yummy

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