Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
Blue cheese, pears and walnuts are traditionally an English combination used for many dishes, and especially good in tea sandwiches.
- 6 ounces stilton blue cheese
- 1 ripe pear
- 2⁄3 cup walnuts, toasted (see recipe for Toasted Walnuts)
- 8 slices bread (white or dark)
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1 small shallot, chopped fine (or onion)
- salt and pepper (optional)
- fresh tarragon, chopped fine (or herb of choice)
- Toast the walnuts, then finely chop.
- Remove the core from the pear and slice thinly. Set aside.
- In a bowl, combine the crumbled cheese and nuts.
- Add the butter, tarragon, shallot, optional salt and pepper to this mixture and mix well.
- Spread the seasoned butter onto 8 slices of bread.
- Lay thinly sliced pears on four of the bread slices.
- Cover with the remaining four slices of bread.
- Wrap each sandwich securely with plastic wrap and refrigerate until cold and mixture is set.
- Unwrap the sandwiches and trim the crusts.
- Cut each sandwich into 4 triangles or squares.
- Note: To add a little color to the sandwiches, you might like to sprinkle a bit of the herbs on top of each square or trangle.
I made these for a bachelorette party over the weekend. They were delicious and the layers of the filling look gorgeous! I followed the recipe exactly, except I cut mine into three long rectangles instead! Thank you for sharing!
I loved the filling in these delicious little tea sandwiches Stella Mae. What a treat these little treasures were, tender, sweet pear, sharp tangy cheese, robust french shallot, tasty fresh tarragon and roasted walnuts. I ask you....can anything taste better. Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe, which I will be making again. This was the perfect lunch, I highly recommend this dish. Thank you so much for sharing...Made for My 3 Chefs/09 :)