Pears with Stilton


  • 4 ripe comice pears, chilled
  • 4 oz Stilton Cheese
  • 2 oz farmers cheese or drained cottage cheese
  • ground black pepper
  • Watercress sprigs for garnish
This is a classic English appetizer that has amazing flavor. Many say it is the perfect combination.

  • 3 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 2 tsp toasted poppy seeds
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • To make the dressing, place all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until well combined.
  • Cut the pears in half lengthwise, then scoop out the cores and cut away the stem on the bottom end. Leave the top stem on.
  • Place the Stilton and farmers cheese in a bowl and beat together. Season with some black pepper then beat again.
  • Add the mixture to the cavities of the pears.
  • Spoon the dressing over the pears and serve.

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