Blue Cheese Pear Bites

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 pear, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup frozen chopped onions
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 4 slices pumpernickel bread, toasted and each slice cut into quarters
  • 1 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • ¼ cup white chocolate shavings
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  1. Preheat the broiler on low.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add butter. When the butter has melted add the pear slices, onions, lemon juice, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Cook until the pears are warmed through and soft but still hold together, about 5 minutes.
  3. Place the toast squares onto a baking sheet. Lay a few slices of pear in a single layer on each toast square. Top with the crumbled blue cheese. Place under the broiler until the cheese begins to melt, about 1 minute. Transfer to a platter, garnish with a sprinkle of the white chocolate shavings, and serve immediately.
  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Preparation Time: 8 minutes
    Excerpted from the book, Sandra Lee Easy Entertaining at Home, by Sandra Lee
    Copyright © 2011 SLSH Enterprises, Inc.