Pear Panettone Bites
2 small pears sliced into 1cm slices length-ways
3-400g panettone, fruit or plain cut unto fingers or squares 1cm thick crust removed
50g melted unsalted butter
Sprinkle mixed spice or cinnamon powder
Squeeze of lemon juice
Sprinkle of caster sugar
Toss the sliced pears with a little melted butter, squeeze of lemon juice, sprinkle of sugar and spice and set aside. Heat oven to medium high.
Line a baking tray with a silicon matt or baking paper. Arrange the panettone slices on baking tray and brush both sides with butter. toast tightly on one side in the oven. Reduce the oven temperature to medium heat (150°C) then arrange a slice of pear on the untoasted side and press down. repeat for each slice. Place in the oven to brown lightly and for the pear to become slightly tender. Serve on your next cheese board.