This stilton pear and walnut dip and spread is super tasty and so easy to make. A blue cheese dip is the perfect addition to your cheeseboard or just slap it on a slice of toast at any time of day.
Stilton pear and walnut cheese dip
Even though it’s January and the festive season is behind us I still have the remnants of the said season in my fridge and cupboards.
Namely the leftovers, the overspill of the over-purchasing of food.
I know I used Stilton in making my Broccoli and Stilton soup last week but I still have more of the damn stuff lurking in the fridge. Time to get creative in the kitchen…….
Blue Cheese Dip
Today I made this super simple Stilton Pear and Walnut dip to use up some of that cheese.
Don’t get me wrong, I love cheese, all types of cheese. I like Stilton but in it’s plain normal cheesy state one can just get to the stage of having too damn much of the stuff.
While I have an abundance of stilton to use up you can of course use any blue cheese for this simple dip. Blue cheese and pear is such a good combo.
Dips and Spreads
Dips shouldn’t be something you only whip up for parties when you have friends round.
I make dips all the time, mainly to use things up that I only have a few bits of. Over the years I’ve made loads of dips on this blog.
So much so that I have this Sauces Dips and Spreads section dedicated to them. There’s everything from flavoured butters to pestos (I’m mad about pesto and even wrote an Ebook packed with over 50 recipes for different Pestos, strangely enough called A Passion For Pesto!), chocolate spreads to ketchup and all things in between.
Ingredients for this blue cheese and pear dip
- 50g Stilton cheese
- 2 tbsp cream cheese
- 10g walnuts
- 1 tsp honey
- 2 small pears or 1 large pear
- Salt and pepper to taste
How to make blue cheese dip
Roughly break up the walnuts and toast them in a dry pan for just a minute or so till they release their gorgeous nutty aroma and tip into small food processor. Whizz to a powder
Add the Stilton and cream cheese and whizz again till you get a smooth consistency
Peel the pears and cut into chunks and add to processor along with honey and seasoning to taste and whizz till smooth
Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving
How to serve this blue cheese dip
There you have it, so easy to make and you are using up some of those leftovers to create something new and tasty that will brighten up basic ham or chicken sandwiches.
It goes great with roasted broccoli, swirled into tomato soup and of course you can just use it as a dip with your veggies or crisps etc.
I like to use dips as a way to brighten up the most mundane of dishes.
I’ll swirl them into a bowl of soup, add them to pasta, slather them on sandwiches and sometimes even dip things like veggies into them.
Of course you can dip other things like chips or crisps too though we shouldn’t even be thinking of these things now it’s January.
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Stilton Pear and Walnut Blue Cheese Dip
- mini food processor
- 10 g walnut halves
- 50 g Stilton cheese or other blue cheese
- 2 tbsp cream cheese
- 1 tsp clear honey
- 2 small pears or 1 large
- salt and pepper to taste
- Toast the walnuts in a dry pan for approx 1 minute till golden and releasing their aroma
- Tip nuts into mini food processor and whizz to powder
- Add the Stilton and cream cheese and whizz till smooth
- Peel and chop pears and add to processor along with honey and seasoning and whizz till smooth
- Chill for 30 minutes before serving