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Cheese and Nutty Pear Salad

No recipe image available.A composed salad of pecan-coated, creamy blue cheese balls served atop pear halves. Perfect for fall and wintertime menus.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 cup (2 ounces) Wisconsin Blue cheese
1/2 cup (4 ounces) cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
2 (16-ounce) cans pear halves, drained
8 large lettuce leaves

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine cheeses, butter, Worcestershire sauce, and paprika until thoroughly blended. Form into 1-inch balls and roll in pecans. Cover and refrigerate.
  2. Place 2 pear halves on each lettuce-lined plate and top each with a cheese ball.

Makes 8 servings.

Recipe courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.