Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins
I love this recipe from the *Food With Friends* section of *Modern German Food* by Roz Denny. Why do I love this recipe? - Because I like all easy, make-ahead, impressive & versatile food fare that convinces your guests you have taken spec care to enhance their dining pleasure. This recipe is versatile because it works as a finger-food appy, garnish for or part of a luncheon salad plate & creative addition to the popular fruit & cheese combo for dessert theme. I will opt for the latter as they are very popular here in Iceland. *Enjoy* !
- 100 g blue cheese (blue brie with rind removed preferred)
- 1 tablespoon celery (finely chopped)
- 200 g cream cheese (softened)
- fresh ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon chives (freshly snipped)
- 2 small pears
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- poppy seed (garnish) (optional)
- Mash cheese w/a fork in a bowl. Mix in the celery + black pepper, gradually beat in the cream cheese & fold in the chives. Chill in the fridge till required.
- Peel, quarter & core pears 20-30 min b4 serving. Cut crossways into slices & mix w/the lemon juice to stop them turning brown (I usually use my pastry brush for this).
- Fill 18 pre-baked mini-tartlet shells w/the cheese mixture, stand a pear piece on top & sprinkle lightly w/poppy seeds (if using).
a tidy little appetiser - this went down a treat. we served them in vol ou vont cases. deeelish :)
Had this stupendous appetizer ready for Dennis, and he swooped them up as he waltzed by me. We love everything blue cheese, cream cheese, and pears. And this is all that and more. First, the ease of putting this together won't "put" you off. Really quick, and huge taste payback. I used all ingredients listed, except I used canned pears, (all I had) but I don't think it made any difference at they are the nice sweet undertone here, with the blue cheese and cream cheese highlighted here. I used fresh chives, and the poppy seeds made a really interesting picture. Will use this again for the Holidays. Perfect! Gobble, gobble all gone! Thanks twissis!