Preparation time: 45 minutes
½ cup butter (1 stick)
2 cups firmly packed sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 medium pineapples, peeled, cored and sliced ¼-inch pieces (about 6 cups)
6 medium ripe pears, cored and sliced ¼-inch pieces (about 6 cups)
6 medium apples, cored and sliced ¼-inch pieces (about 6 cups)
6 large bananas, peeled and sliced (about 2 cups)
Maytag Blue, Stilton or Roquefort cheese, sliced into wedges
Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium heat.
Combine the brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl. Dip each piece of fruit in the brown sugar mixture.
Sautee the fruit in the butter, turning once until just soft and golden. Add more butter to the pan as needed. Transfer the fruit to a baking sheet.
Prepare platter by arranging slices of sautéed fruit and cheese wedges on serving dishes.