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Pear-Pecan Appetizers

Yield 2 1/2 dozen


  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 2 ripe pears
  • 1 quart water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese

How to Make It

  1. Bake pecans in a shallow pan at 350°, stirring occasionally, 5 to 10 minutes or until toasted. Set aside.

  2. Cut each pear into thin slices. Combine pear slices, water, and lemon juice in a large bowl.

  3. Beat butter and blue cheese at medium speed with a mixer until mixture is smooth.

  4. Drain pear slices on paper towels. Spread butter mixture on bottom half of pear slices; coat with pecans, and place on a serving plate. Cover and chill 30 minutes.