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Individual Pear Strudels With Blue Cheese and a Pear Compote

Individual Pear Strudels With Blue Cheese and a Pear Compote

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • 1 cup diced pears
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped plus 1 tablespoon, for garnish
  • 1/2 cup Maytag blue cheese, plus 1 tablespoon, for garnish
  • Salt and white pepper
  • 8 sheets phyllo dough
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • Candied Pears

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

    Squeeze a little lemon juice over pears to prevent browning. Combine pears, walnuts and blue cheese; season to taste with salt and pepper.

    Lay out phyllo sheet and fold in thirds like a letter, lengthwise; brush surface with melted butter. Mound 1/4 of cheese filling at base of folded phyllo sheet and roll up like an eggroll, pinching ends closed to prevent filling from leaking. Brush top with butter and transfer to a baking sheet. Repeat with remaining phyllo and filling. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, until golden and lightly crisped. Serve with the Candied Pears and a dollop of whipped cream or creme fraiche, if desired.