Pear & Cheese Blooms

  • Yield
    1 sandwich serving
  • Prep time
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Lil Snappers pears make the perfect bloom to sprout sticks of cheese for easy nibbling and great, healthy snacking. This is a bloom to consume from top to bottom.


  • 1 Stemilt Lil Snappers pear
  • 1 slice of cheese (cheddar, Monterey jack, or as preferred), cut into approximate 1/4” strips


Place an apple/corer slicer atop pear and gently press down to core and slice pear, stop­ping just short of going all the way through. Remove corer/slicer up through pear, push­ing slices down to remove from fruit. Using kitchen scissors, carefully cut core away from center of pear. Draw slices of pear together and transfer to narrow serving bowl (pot or glass). Carefully pull wedges of pear apart to insert strips of cheese. Serve immediately.

Note: If using a clay pot or other non-culinary vessel, place some plastic wrap or a cup­cake holder into bottom of pot to house fruit.