Blue Cheese and Toasted Pecan Spread
1 pound good quality blue cheese, crumbled
4 tablespoon butter, softened
1/4 cup whipping cream
1 clove garlic
1 cup pecans, toasted and finely chopped
1/4 cup green onions, finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley
Toasted baguette slices, unsalted crackers, pear or apple slices
In the bowl of a food processor, place the blue cheese, butter, cream and garlic.
Cover and process until nearly smooth.
Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl or crock; fold in the pecans, green onions, and parsley. Cover and chill at least 4 hours or overnight.
Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. For easier spreading, remove mixture from the refrigerator at least an hour before serving to soften. Serve at room temperature.
Yield: about 2-1/2 cups spread