Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
9 Hours 55 Mins
Makes 12 appetizer servings

Roquefort Cheesecake with Pear Preserves and Pecans is ideal for large gatherings--it makes 12 appetizer servings. Pear preserves balance the tanginess of the Roquefort cheese, and toasted pecans add nutty flavor to this herb-and-pecan cheese spread.


How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through. Reduce oven temperature to 325°.

Step 2

Beat cream cheese and next 4 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until yellow disappears after each addition; fold in flour. Spoon cheese mixture into a lightly greased 7-inch springform pan.

Step 3

Bake at 325° for 1 hour or until set. Run a knife around outer edge of cheesecake to loosen from sides of pan. Let cool in pan on a wire rack 30 minutes. Cover and chill 8 hours.

Step 4

Remove sides of pan. Transfer cheesecake to a platter, and spoon preserves over top; sprinkle with pecans. Serve with crackers, red grapes, and assorted vegetables.

Ratings & Reviews

MySusieQ's Review

December 24, 2013
I've made this for a couple of events and it's been a rousing hit eat time (friends asking for the recipe and my 7" springform pan). I'm not so good at following directions, so it's a good thing that this is very forgiving recipe. I've forgotten the sour cream and the flour, but it was still seriously delicious nonetheless.

shellyjcall's Review

January 27, 2013
I used a 9 inch pan, making 1 1/2 of the recipe and baking longer. Sorry, I didn't time it - just cooked until it was firm. I made it with blue cheese instead of roquetfort due to the cost of roquefort .It was still wonderful and a big hit.

Easy and AMAZING!

July 08, 2015
I made this for a July 4th outing. Used a 9" pan and cooked for 50 min (gas oven). I couldn't find pear or fig preserves so used Cherry. The entire dish was gobbled up in an hour. Even the kids at the party liked the sweet/savory taste! Thanks for a great recipe

d42nut1's Review

August 22, 2014
This is just outstanding! It goes with everything and any occasion. It's especially nice with a whole wheat baguette toasted.

Kristy03's Review

April 07, 2014
This was DELICIOUS!!! Everyone loved it at our dinner party and I can't wait to make it again!

Midgie's Review

April 11, 2013

Vickster13's Review

March 17, 2013

MJjean's Review

December 28, 2012

chickpoulet's Review

November 30, 2012
Sounds great - Could you use a 9 inch pan and cook shorter time??

5Elizabeth's Review

November 27, 2012
FYI - I got the springform pan from Amazon.