This Sweet Savory Blue Cheese Pear Dip is the perfect mildly sweet and savory dip to pair with veggies, fruit, bread, or use it as a salad dressing!
I make dips all the time but this blue cheese dip recipe is one of my all time favorites. I am mad about blue cheese and always have plenty on hand, often leftover from a cheeseboard.
This dip is delicious even if you don't like blue cheese (or also known as bleu cheese). The sweetness of the cream and the pears takes that signature tangy edge off the flavor of the cheese.
So next time, change up your charcuterie board and serve this dip with a side of crackers or toasted crostini. Top with lightly toasted walnuts if desired.
Also, this blue cheese pear homemade dip is the perfect addition at a picnic! Serve along with fresh veggies, fresh fruit and toasted baguettes.
And if you add some of the drained juice from the canned pears to the dip, it is a delicious blue cheese salad dressing!
Try this Blue Cheese Pear Dip or one of these:
- Herby Dill Dip
- Pomegranate Avocado Salsa
- Mango Papaya Salsa
- Spinach Artichoke Dip
- Fresh Tomato Salsa ~ Red or Green
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Blue Cheese Pear Dip
- mini food processor
- 4 ounces canned pears in syrup, drain pears and keep the syrup; dice the pears
- 3 ounces crumbled blue cheese, stilton, gorgonzola or roquefort can be used
- ½ cup light sour cream
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- ¼ cup chopped walnuts, optional
- fresh veggies, fresh fruit, baguettes, crackers, optional to serve the dip with
- Drain and chop the canned pears saving the syrup. Set aside.
- Combine all ingredients except the nuts in a mini food processor and mix until smooth. For added sweetness, add syrup a little at a time.
- Chill for at least one hour and up to one day.
- If desired, sprinkle with chopped walnuts before serving.
- Enjoy with fresh vegetables or sliced fruits or toasted baguette. OR, thin it with some of the syrup from the pears and use it as a salad dressing!