Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Blue Cheese Spread and Sliced Pears

I'm so excited to give you this recipe! I've used it many, many times because it is such a hit and you really can't mess it up; it's so easy. The cheese spread and baguette really could stand on its own, but it's very rich and savory, so I like to serve it alongside something that will temper its strength and freshen the palate. Hence, the sliced pears.
Blue Cheese Spread

8 ounces cream cheese (not whipped), room temp
1/3 cup blue cheese, crumbled
3 tablespoons fresh green onions or chives, snipped
Kosher salt, to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons walnuts, toasted (optional)
2 Baguettes, sliced 1/4 inch thick

DirectionsIn a small mixing bowl, mix together the cream cheese, blue cheese, 2 of the tablespoons of green onions, salt, and pepper until evenly combined. Top with remaining tablespoon of green onions and toasted walnuts, if using. Serve alongside sliced bread, or top each slice with spread, and serve.
I alternate between using green onions and chives. The chives are a better size for blending, but the green onions looked great at the store, so they won out this time.

If you spread it for your guests, let the cheese mound a bit. It looks more indulgent and enticing.

It's always that much more appealing to me to dig into a piece of fruit that looks like its original, beautiful self. Slice it up much higher than I did in this photo, though, so your guests don't have to cut it themselves.   

Serve as appetizers to the rest of Menu #1
Caramelized Onion, Goat Cheese, & Prosciutto Pizzas
Red Grape Caesar Salad
Amaretto Pound Cake a la Mode


  1. Is this the cheese spread we had at your baby shower, because it was delicious! Love your photos and I want this right now!

  2. The very same stuff. Sooooo goooood.

  3. Yummm, of all the recipes you've ever given me, this was Shelby's favorite!