Blaaukrantz Pears with Poppy Seed Dressing

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January 7, 2019
January 7, 2019
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Blaaukrantz Pears with Poppy Seed Dressing

Blaaukrantz Pears with Poppy Seed Dressing


Great fusion food, cheese and pears, topped with a delicious dressing. Makes a great starter.

Serves 4

110 g Blaaukrantz cheese
75 g cream cheese or crème fraiche Pinch cayenne pepper
4 ripe firm pears, washed and dried Juice of l lemon


50 ml olive oil
30 ml lemon juice
20 ml honey
Salt and pepper to taste 15 ml poppy seeds

To serve:

Rocket and watercress, caramelized walnuts

  1. Mix Blaaukrantz cheese and cream cheese together with cayenne pepper, until chunky.
  2. Core pears with an apple corer and sprinkle with lemon juice.
  3. Slice pears into rings.
  4. Spoon cheese mixture onto each pear slice; chill until required.
  5. Mix dressing ingredients together using a plunge blender or whisk.
  6. Arrange rocket and watercress leaves on serving plates; on each plate place pear rings overlapping and drizzle dressing over; top with caramelized walnuts.


• For a different presentation: slice the pears in half, core and sprinkle with lemon juice. Arrange on lettuce. Place cheese mixture in the cavity.


Margaret Hirsch
Margaret Hirsch
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