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Roquefort Cheesecake with Pear Preserves and Pecans

December 8, 2011

This savory cheesecake with fresh herbs is the perfect appetizer for a large group. The sweetness of the pear preserves compliments the strong flavor of the Roquefort cheese.

Roquefort Cheesecake with Pear Preserves and Pecans
Yield: Makes 12 appetizer servings
Total: 9 Hours, 55 Minutes
  • 1/2 cup pecan or walnut halves
  • 2 (8-oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (8-oz.) package Roquefort cheese, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 (11.5-oz.) jar pear preserves
  • Crackers, seedless red grapes, and assorted vegetables


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through. Reduce oven temperature to 325°.
  2. 2. Beat cream cheese and next 4 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until yellow disappears after each addition; fold in flour. Spoon cheese mixture into a lightly greased 7-inch springform pan.
  3. 3. Bake at 325° for 1 hour or until set. Run a knife around outer edge of cheesecake to loosen from sides of pan. Let cool in pan on a wire rack 30 minutes. Cover and chill 8 hours.
  4. 4. Remove sides of pan. Transfer cheesecake to a platter, and spoon preserves over top; sprinkle with pecans. Serve with crackers, red grapes, and assorted vegetables.

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

Recipe: Find other Festive Holiday Appetizers at Southern Living.


7 Comments leave one →
  1. December 8, 2011 5:23 pm

    Oh my goodness! This recipe sounds wonderful – I love pears and Roquefort cheese – I copied it immediately and will be making this soon. Thank you for posting 🙂

    • Savoring Simplicity permalink*
      December 14, 2011 4:01 pm

      Hope you enjoy it!

  2. December 8, 2011 8:50 pm

    I’m having a Christmas party and this would be perfect. Thank you sooo much for posting your recipe. Everyone will love it, I’m sure.

    • Savoring Simplicity permalink*
      December 14, 2011 4:02 pm

      You’re welcome. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. December 9, 2011 7:24 am

    Yum love the sound of this!

    • Savoring Simplicity permalink*
      December 14, 2011 4:02 pm

      Thank you for stopping by and for commenting.


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