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Pear and Blue Cheese Strudel

I’ve got a great party snack for you today in preparation for all your fall events! These savory-sweet mini Pear and Blue Cheese Strudel will be the highlight of your weekend get-togethers.

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Fall is my favorite time for entertaining, and these sweet and savory little bites are perfect for parties and tailgating snacks. Today I’m talking about fall entertaining over on Athens Foods’ Phyllo.com site.

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Pear and Blue Cheese Strudel

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
These savory-sweet mini Pear and Blue Cheese Strudels will be the highlight of your weekend get-togethers.
Servings: 30 mini strudels

Ingredients

  • 2 boxes Athens Mini Fillo Shells
  • 2 pears ripe but firm, diced
  • 1/2 small onion diced
  • 2 tablespoons  butter
  • 1/3 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chopped chives for garnish

Instructions

  • Heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onions, and saute for 1-2 minutes. Then add the pears and saute another 3-4 minutes until just barley soft. Toss in the cinnamon and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Mix the blue cheese and walnuts in a bowl. Fill each mini fillo cup with pear mixture, then  top with the blue cheese mixture and gently place in a baking sheet. Holding the mini shells over the blue cheese bowl, while topping, helps eliminate the mess.
  • Turn on the broiler and raise a rack to the top position. Place the baking sheet on the top rack and watch carefully—they burn fast. Remove when the blue cheese is melting and the walnuts are slightly toasted—1-2 minutes. Sprinkle with chive and serve!

Nutrition

Serving: 1mini strudel, Calories: 54kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 4mg, Sodium: 46mg, Potassium: 35mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 45IU, Vitamin C: 0.7mg, Calcium: 16mg, Iron: 0.1mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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28 comments on “Pear and Blue Cheese Strudel”

  1. Pingback: Pear and Blue Cheese Mini Phyllo Strudel | Phyllo.com

  2. How cute and perfect are these!

  3. These look amazing! I love blue cheese, and paired with pears it’s always delicious. My mouth waters just thinking about this! (love the photos too, I need a better camera!)

  4. OMG, can’t wait for friends to visit next month – these won’t last 5 minutes!

  5. What a flavor combo!! I love it all!

  6. gorgeous girl! Perfect for a xmas appetizer!

  7. A perfect party starter, would be a hit.

  8. Love the sweet and savory, sounds delicious!

  9. I am glad you mentioned freezing. When I have large parties, I am always looking for menu items I can make several days ahead so I can stagger the prep work. Sometimes they require freezing. Appetizers are especially labor-intensive, so this was a great tip! Besides, I love pears and brie!

  10. Great combination of flavors, blue cheese and pears are always great together.

  11. I LOVE this flavor combo and all in a delicious and flaky phyllo cup! YUM! Perfect for game day parties!

  12. I just hopped over to check out your recipe, gorgeous! I really need to utilize pears more in my cooking and baking. This is perfect for fall.

  13. Such a fun appetizer! I love combing pears and blue cheese..

  14. I love the ready-made li’l fillo cups.
    The pear + cheese is a great combo, too, Sommer!

  15. What perfect little bites! Going to get the recipe now!

  16. I love pears with blue cheese, fab strudels!

  17. Sommer- these are such amazing little bites of deliciousness!!

  18. Lovely bites! I’m coming over. ;)

  19. This is the perfect app for entertaining!

  20. Love the combination. I would make these for a party any time.

  21. Sweet pear and tangy blue cheese is a beautiful flavour combo!

  22. All I need to do is get my hands on some of those fabulous Harry and David pears and that great blue we had out there and I’m making these babies!

  23. These look like the perfect little bite Sommer! I know the ladies in my Bible Study would love these.

  24. Talk about a perfect blend of flavors! No doubt I would like to have a plateful :)