Prep Time:  30 minutes  Cook Time: 1 minute  Serves: 15

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 to 2 tbsp. brandy
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 16 1/4”-thick French bread slices, toasted
  • 1 ripe medium pear, cored and thinly sliced

INSTRUCTIONS

1. In a small bowl, let the blue cheese and butter stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Mash with a fork until well mixed. Stir in brandy and walnuts.

2. Preheat broiler. Top bread slices with pear slices. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the blue cheese mixture atop the pear on each bread slice.

3. Place bread slices on a baking sheet. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat about 1 minute or until cheese is bubbly, but not melted. Serve warm. Makes 8-10 servings.

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