Pear, Blue Cheese, Walnut Spread

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a lovely cheese spread. The pears and walnuts give it a nice contrast. I have also used almond slices when I was out of walnuts.


  1. Peel and core pears.
  2. Cut into 1/4 inch dice.
  3. Combine in a bowl with other ingredients, tossing to mix well.
  4. (Many times, I don't even bother with toasting the walnuts and it works out just fine).
  5. Serve with crackers or toasted pita wedges for scooping.
Most Helpful

This was very yummy! I made a few changes because I was making a large amount to bring to a reception. I made the pears chunkier, about 3/4-inch pieces, used pecans instead of walnuts (only because I realized too late that I didn't have walnuts!), and used a mixture of 1/2 crumbled gorgonzola with 1/2 crumbled feta. I am serving it tonight at a reception as a side salad. Then I needed to make myself some lunch, so I took a little of the mix and put it on a plate of mixed baby greens and tossed it with olive oil and balsamic vinegar -- DIVINE!! What a fabulous combination. I will definitely make this again. I think next time I will try the finer dice size to make this a spread, but as a chunky salad it was also delicious. Thanks, Merlot!

Susiecat too November 15, 2007

My pears were VERY juicey which may have effected end product which was tastey enough but rather loose. Not really a spread- more like a dip. Served with toasts.

BothFex October 05, 2004

This stuff is addictive! I made it with average quality stuff to try it out on friends but will definitely use my Stilton or Maytag next time. I served it with whole wheat low sodium Tricuits.

Cathleen Colbert August 22, 2004