; Supermarket Serenade: Spinach, Pear, Blue cheese Bacon Wraps

Monday, October 27, 2008

Spinach, Pear, Blue cheese Bacon Wraps

Apples are not the only delicious fruit in plentiful supply this time of year; Bosc pears can still be found gracing supermarket produce aisles.

There are few food combinations I love more than blue cheese and pear. I had it for the first time a few years ago at a party when not wanting to be rude I was too afraid to say to the hostess I didn't (think) I liked blue cheese when she was passing blue cheese and pear on toasts... well I loved it.

I love the blue cheese pear combination in salads, broiled on French bread slices as an appetizer and I love it in this quick and easy wrap. It makes a perfect lunch or slice each wrap into 6 bite-sized pieces, secure with toothpicks and serve as appetizers.

What is your favorite food combination? Does it change with the seasons?



Spinach, Pear, Blue cheese and Bacon Wraps

3 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 ounces Saga Blue cheese
3 slices center cut bacon, cooked until crispy then crumbled or thinly sliced
6 small flour tortillas, warmed
2 cups fresh spinach leaves, trimmed
2 Bosc pears, very thinly sliced

In a small bowl combine the cream cheese and blue cheese with a fork. Stir in the crumbled bacon.

Spread the cheese mixture over one side of each tortilla.
Divide the spinach between the tortillas arranging in an even layer on top of the cheese. Layer the pear slices over the spinach.
Roll the tortillas around the filling then cut diagonally to serve.

Yield: 6 wraps

18 comments:

Bridgett said...

What a delicious combination of flavors. I know my husband would love this with the pears and blue cheese for sure. A definite hit at dinnertime in our house. I will have to give this a try.

Barbara Bakes said...

This is the kind of yummy simple to make thing that never even crosses my mind to make!

Aggie said...

Oh my...I am dying to try this! It sounds so delicious. What a great idea to serve as a little app too!

Emiline said...

I don't know - I think this might be my favorite food combination too. Pear and blue cheese together is delicious. Pear and any sharp cheese, really.

Jenny said...

What a perfect combination! I'd eat that wrap in a second!

I love fig and brie together on sandwiches, mmm I'm getting hungry!

The Blonde Duck said...

That looks so yummy!

Mary said...

Looks good enough to eat! What a great combination.

Prudy said...

My wraps never ever look so pretty. Seriously-yours looks perfect and the flavors sound sensational. Congrats on your award, too!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I am not a fan of bleu cheese, but I think I would like to try this with goat cheese or some crumbly feta. Your wrap does look beautiful tho Vernonica.

Maria said...

The wraps look amazing. All of the fillings sound so good!

Allie said...

Great looking combo of flavors. Which I was eating that right now for lunch!

Esi said...

Ooh, this sounds mouth watering. My flavor combos definitely vary by season. The things I am enjoying a lot of right now are apples, butternut squash, and pomegranates :)

LuckyMe said...

Ahhh. Pears and blue cheese are a real favorite of mine. I've been known to eat a bowl of pear chunks, blue cheese and chopped walnuts, completely naked, no dressing. Absolutely satisfying and delicious!
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Pam said...

What a perfect wrap. I love pear and blue cheese together too.

Maris said...

This sounds like something I'd order in a bistro :) YUM! Pears and blue cheese is a great sweet/savory combo.

Live.Love.Eat said...

I have never made a wrap so simple like this. But I bet the taste is out of this world. This is a must try. Thanks!!!!!

The Inexperienced Foodie said...

wow that looks like a very healthy and tasty lunch i love fruit and cheese combo

Sophie said...

Perfect for a picnic lunch! I love throwing fruits into sandwiches, they add a great fresh and crunchy texture :).