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Gorgonzola and Pear Cups

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  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 12
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This super flavorful appetizer idea comes together in a flash!
By Paula Kittelson
Updated Nov 28, 2012
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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Unroll dough onto work surface. Cut dough into 15 squares. Gently press 1 square in bottom and up side of each of 12 ungreased mini muffin cups, shaping edges to form rims 1/4-inch high.
  • 2
    Bake 8 - 9 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool cups in pan 4 minutes.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix cream cheese and gorgonzola with fork until well combined. Stir in chopped pear.
  • 4
    When cups are completely cool, fill each with 1 rounded tablespoon cheese-pear mixture. Garnish each cup with fresh thyme. Serve immediately.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    You can substitute any of your favorite blue cheese for the gorgonzola.
  • tip 2
    Don’t like very strong flavors? Use Gorgonzola dolce—a much “sweeter” and milder version of Gorgonzola cheese.
  • tip 3
    Don’t have fresh thyme? Use a small sliver of pear for the garnish.

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