Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
An easy but elegant addition to a fruit or cheese board. From Southern Living....
- 2 ripe pears
- 1 quart water
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1⁄2 cup margarine, softened
- 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
- 1 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted
- Combine the water and lemon juice in a bowl.
- Thinly slice the pears, and place in the water and lemon juice mixture. Set aside.
- Beat the blue cheese and butter at medium speed until smooth.
- Drain the pear slices on paper towels.
- Dip the bottom half of each pear slice in the butter mixture. Then dip the slice in the pecans, and place on serving plate. Repeat with remaining pear slices.
- Serve immediately or, cover and chill for 30 minutes.
This is a very nice combination. Easy to make.
This was a hit at our annual Autumn/Pumpkin Carving Party. They lasted about 5 minutes tops! I used crisp Bartlett pears and doubled the bleu cheese, (family LOVES bleu cheese.) The pears were rather large, so I spread the cheese mixture generously on one side, then dipped into toasted pecan chips, not chopped very fine, but just a nice dice. We had 16 people, so I used 3 pears, but had four. I had some cheese mixture left over but ran out of nuts, so maybe increase the chopped toasted nuts to 1 cup. The combined flavors of the fruit, the cheese and the toasted nuts was wonderful! Everyone raved, and this recipe is a definite keeper! Thanks, LorenLou. I will make this again and again!