Savory Blue Cheese Pecan Recipe

This recipe offers a delightful combination of sharp blue cheese and crunchy pecans, perfect for appetizers, dips, or even a unique steak topping.

Choose your adventure! Here are two recipe options, depending on your preference:

1. Blue Cheese Pecan Spread:

This creamy spread is perfect for crackers or crostini.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups pecan halves or chopped pecans
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • Honey

Instructions:

  1. In a mixer, whip together softened cream cheese and blue cheese crumbles until well combined.
  2. In a separate pan, heat sugar over medium-low heat until it caramelizes (becomes golden brown). Don’t stir constantly, but swirl the pan occasionally for even browning.
  3. Once caramelized, remove from heat and fold in the pecans. Quickly spread the mixture onto a silicone mat or parchment paper to cool and harden.
  4. Spread the blue cheese mixture on crackers or toasted bread.
  5. Top with a drizzle of honey and crumbled pecan candy.

2. Blue Cheese Pecan Butter:

This flavored butter elevates any steak or grilled vegetables.

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans
  • 4 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, combine softened butter, chopped pecans, and crumbled blue cheese.
  2. Using a spatula, mix well until everything is evenly incorporated.
  3. Shape the butter mixture into a log on a piece of plastic wrap. Roll the plastic wrap tightly to form a compact log.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until firm.
  5. Slice into pats before serving on top of grilled meats or vegetables.

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