Pears, Blue Cheese and toasted Walnuts

Pears, Blue Cheese and toasted Walnuts

Pears, Blue Cheese and toasted Walnuts

A very tasteful, elegant and easy to make appetizer consisting of pears filled with a mixture of Stilton (Britan’s best-known and favourite blue cheese) or a similar blue cheese, cream cheese and toasted walnuts.

Stilton is an English cheese made from pasteurised whole cows’ milk and considered one of the world’s finest. It is produce in two varieties: the Blue Stilton, which is very well known for its rich flavour and a creamy, crumbly texture and the White Stilton, which have a milder flavour but similar texture.

The ingredients below are for 2 servings, however this depends entirely on the size of the pears used.

Ingredients for Pears, Blue Cheese and toasted Walnuts:

  • 4 firm, ripe pears
  • 100 g blue cheese (Stilton or similar)
  • 100 g cream cheese ( or cottage cheese)
  • freshly squeezed juice from 1 lemon
  • 100 g walnuts, toasted
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • vinaigrette
Pears, Blue Cheese and toasted Walnuts

How to make Pears, Blue Cheese and toasted Walnuts:

  • Wash the pears and cut them in half. Remove the heart, pips and woody stem but keep the stalk attached to the pears. Place them into a bowl with cold water and lemon juice, to prevent them from browning. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes while preparing the cheese mixture.
  • In a small bowl, using a fork, crush the cream cheese together with the blue cheese. Season with salt and pepper.  Chop the toasted walnuts coarsely. Add them to the cheese mix, but set aside few pieces for later.
  • Remove pears from the lemon water and pat them dry using a paper towel. Place them on a plate and divide the cheese mixture between the halves. Drizzle vinaigrette on top and sprinkle some of the chopped walnuts.
  • Serve with baby spinach leaves or rocket salad. Enjoy!
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