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Pear and Port Wine Cheese Spread

Sue Lau
Prep Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine French


  • Food Processor


Port Wine Reduction:

  • 1 cup ruby port wine
  • 1 fresh bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup chopped shallots

Cheese Spread:

  • 1 pound shredded block cheddar cheese
  • 8 ounces soft cream cheese
  • 1 fresh ripe bosc pear peeled and cored
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Place ingredients for the port wine reduction in a small saucepan and cook down to one-third cup; fifteen minutes or so depending on your heat; allow to cool.
  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth.
  • Chill before serving.


From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com
Keyword cheese and crackers, port wine