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Friday, November 9, 2012

Friday Recipe: Thanksgiving Appetizer

I know Canada already celebrated their Thanksgiving, but America's Thanksgiving is in a few weeks and it's time for 3 things:
Getting ready to stuff yourself
Doing so on a budget
Helping others

Let's start backwards: Helping others is as simple as donating that free turkey to a local food bank, giving a cash donation to Feeding America, or even helping out during Thanksgiving. I've decided to donate that free turkey, after all someone needs it more than I do!

Now, for making Thanksgiving dinner on a budget. Not the easiest thing, grocery store prices seem to skyrocket in November! But a little shopping around, and checking out the weekly sale flyers, really does help.

Blue Cheese and Pear Tartlets

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 35 Minutes
Servings: 15
4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
1 ripe pear - peeled, cored, and chopped
2 tablespoons light cream
ground black pepper to taste
1 (2.1 ounce) package mini phyllo tart
1. Prebake phyllo shells according to package directions. Set aside to cool.
2. Mix together blue cheese, pear, and cream. Season to taste with pepper. Spoon mixture into cooled shells.
3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 15 minutes. Serve warm.


  1. Perfect timing! I was planning my Thanksgiving menu this weekend and looking for something a little different. With this recipe, you had me at blue cheese. :) Prep time ten minutes? I'm so doing these...

  2. They look utterly delicious don't they! Fast and easy, I'm so making them as well! Let me know how you like them, Liz.