Port Pears and Blue Cheese #InaFriday


This appetizer requires no cooking.  I purchased and drank my first bottle of port for this post.

Actually I drank my first glass of Port last week. The hubster and I decided to take advantage of Restaurant week here in Norfolk Va. We decided to go to Todd Urich Bistro for lunch.

During restaurant week you can enjoy a meal for a fraction of the cost of a regular entrée. We decided on lunch because it was cheaper and we were both not working that day. The lunch special ended up costing us $10.00 per person. We decided because we saved so much we would splurge on dessert. We narrowed it down to either a Bread Pudding or a Pecan Pie. The Hubster won out and we got the Pecan Pie. They recommended a Port Wine to go with it. Funny that little glass of Port cost more than my entrée. Two dollars more to be exact.

The Pecan and Port dessert was very good in fact I made a Pecan tart just yesterday and enjoyed it with a glass of Port.  You will see it in another post soon.

This is a great appetizer or dessert because there is no cooking involved.  I hope you will try this and enjoy it as much as I did.


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Port Pears and Blue Cheese


1 bottle tawny Port
6 ounces blue cheese
3 Bartlett pears
Assorted crackers
1 bunch of white grapes (optional)


On a cracker add a dollop of blue cheese. Slice the pears thinly add a slice or two on the blue cheese on the crackeR.
Eat, repeat.
Enjoy with a glass of port.

This month we have appetizers but next month — on Friday, September 5, 2014 –we have super sides, salads, and soups.  Mark your calendar and plan on visiting and cooking up lots of fall goodies.

Stop in this Friday or beyond  and see what all of our fine writers are cooking up.  All writers will not participate every month, but check out the blogs anyway.  If you’d like to participate on a monthly basis, email afmorgan53@yahoo.com.   

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7 Responses to “Port Pears and Blue Cheese #InaFriday”

  1. #
    Lori — August 1, 2014 at 8:27 am

    What a great flavor palette this is. My kids version of this is raspberry ginger ale, swiss cheese, apples, crackers, and grapes. Their favorite New Years treat.


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    Rocky Mountain Woman — August 1, 2014 at 11:13 am

    love this! i’m all over simple appetizers with a little bit of the good stuff to sip…


  3. #
    Gina — August 1, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Love this! My favorite “in front of the fireplace on a cold winter’s night treat” is blue cheese, toasted walnuts, pear and ruby port. Can’t wait.


  4. #
    Mary O'Brien — August 1, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Nice! No cooking. Love the photo.


  5. #
    Linda — August 1, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    Oh yes! The flavor contrasts are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa


  6. #
    Linda@There and Back Again — August 2, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Cheese, fruit, crackers and a grown-up beverage are the perfect appetizer in my book!


  7. #
    Ansh — August 3, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Perfect appetizer for summer!


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