Blue Cheese Pear with Walnut


  • 6 ripe pears, peeled and halved

  • 6 cherry tomatoes

  • 115g cream cheese

  • 70g blue cheese

  • 30-45ml/ 2-3 tbsp light cream

  • 1 cup walnut, roughly chopped

  • Mixed salad leaves

  • Juice of half lemon

  • Sea salt and ground black pepper


  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • A little finely grated lemon rind

  • A pinch of caster sugar

  • 60ml/ 4 tbsp olive oil


  1. Squeeze the juice of half lemon into a big bowl. Add in water to mix.

  2. Scoop out the core of each halved pear. Put the pears into the bowl with lemon water to prevent browning.

  3. In a mixing bowl, mash the cream cheese and blue cheese until combine. Add in ground black pepper and light cream. Blend until smooth. Add in chopped walnuts and slightly stir to distribute them evenly. Add in salt to taste.

  4. Prepare six serving plates and arrange a bed of salad leaves on the plates.

  5. Drain the pears and pat dry with kitchen paper.

  6. Place the pears on top of the salad leaves with hollow side up. Arrange cheese and cream mixture to top of pears. Add in cherry tomato and extra chopped walnuts to each serving plate.

  7. Garnish with dressing before serving.


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