A cornerstone of Welsh cuisine, the rarebit is a delicious snack or starter. This gourmet adaptation is a must-try.

  • Serves: 6 people
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 40 minutes
    • British

    Blue Cheese Rarebit Bites with Baked Honeyed Pears

    Recipe Information

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    2 conference pears

    2-3 tbsp squeezy honey


    Coarse ground black pepper

    2 tbsp olive oil

    250g Danish blue cheese, crushed with a fork

    3 egg yolks

    Dash port 50g walnuts, finely chopped

    6 slices bread


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    Pre-heat the oven to 190°C, gas mark 5.

    Slice the pears in half lengthways, and then scoop out the core with a teaspoon.

    Cut a sliver off the bottom of the pear, so they sit nicely.

    Drizzle over the honey and oil, and then sprinkle with salt and pepper.

    Place the pears into the pre-heated oven and cook until browned and well shrivelled, then cool.

    Pre-heat the grill.

    Beat the cheese, eggs, port, pepper and walnuts together well.

    When ready to serve, toast the bread on one side only.

    Then evenly spread the cheese mix onto the uncooked side of the toast, spreading right to the edges.

    Place on a baking tray and cook under a medium grill until well glazed.

    Remove and cool slightly.

    Cut into strips and top with a thin sliver of roasted pear and serve.

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