Saturday, May 10, 2008

Pear & Blue Cheese Canapes

Mother's Day is on Sunday and for most of us, that means doing something special for our mothers and grandmothers. Instead of taking your mom out to brunch this year, why not make it with your own hands? She'll appreciate the extra thought and effort that went into the meal and it will allow you more time to enjoy each other's company.

To keep her occupied while you're finishing the French Toast, Eggs Benedict or Omelet you're making, let her munch on this easy to make Pear and Blue Cheese Canapé.


6 oz. Blue Cheese, room temperature
2 T. Unsalted Butter, room temperature
2 Ripe Pears, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
1 Baguette, sliced into 1/4 in. rounds
Olive Oil


1. Lightly brush olive oil over each baguette round and toast in a 350 degree oven until lightly browned and crisp, about 5-8 minutes. Allow to cool.

2. Combine blue cheese and butter in a large bowl and using a fork, mash together to incorporate. Alternately, you can use a food processor for a smoother, more uniform result.

3. Peel, core and thinly slice the pears and set aside.

4. Spread (or pipe with a piping bag) a good amount of the blue cheese butter over the toasted rounds. Top each with a slice of pear and arrange on a pretty platter.

1 comment:

Linda said...

Except for the fact that I have never been able to wrap my taste buds around blue cheese, this sounds quite tasty and definitely very easy.