Blue cheese & walnut spread.

A rich flavored blue cheese spread that is uber good on apple/pear slices, french bread/sandwiches or crackers. We went with apples and it was delish. I tried it on a few crackers too and it was perfect. If you’re a fan of blue cheese you’ll love this spread. The original recipe calls for toasting the walnuts which you can do by tossing them into a 400 degree oven for a few minutes until you smell the nutty aromas being released or stove top in a dry skillet for a few minutes. I kept ours raw because we all know that heating foods only destroys the wonderful nutrients our bodies need, especially when these cheeses have so much flavor to begin with. Although toasting will make the walnuts much more flavorful. On a side note I have never tossed a little lemon juice with apples but not only does it prevent browning it also makes them taste amazing, like apple lemonade. This spread is so fast and easy to prepare you have no excuse not to try it.

Blue Cheese & Walnut Spread

This recipe is half of the recipe from The Joy of Cooking cookbook.

Ingredients
4 oz. cream cheese
1 oz. blue cheese
crushed walnuts, raw or toasted
apples or pears (toss with a little fresh lemon juice to prevent browning), french bread or crackers, for serving
Preparation

Blend the cheeses together in a food processor. Scoop onto a dish and top with raw or toasted walnuts. Serve with apple or pears slices (toss with a little fresh lemon juice to prevent browning), french bread or crackers.

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2 Comments

  1. Posted October 17, 2010 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    Mmm! An excellent dish to have on the holiday appetizer table! Nicely done!

  2. Posted October 19, 2010 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    Kim – Thanks! I think that’s a great idea.