The pears should be firm and very sweet. The contrast of the sharp cheese and sweet pear is really wonderful.

(12 servings)

  • 3 ripe red Bartlett or Comice Pears, thinly sliced
  • 4 oz. tangy blue cheese
  • 8 oz. nonfat cream cheese
  • ½ tsp. minced garlic
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper

Place cheeses and spices in Cuisinart and whip until smooth, scraping down often. Don’t overmix or the mixture will liquefy. Slice pears as close to serving time as possible. If serving spread in a separate bowl, sprinkle the top with minced chives or parsley. If spreading ahead, remember a very thin spread has a lot of flavor.

Per Serving: Calories: 78 Fat: 3gm Protein: 6gm

Carbohydrates: 9gm Sodium: 207mg