Pear and Blue Cheese Skewers with Arugula and Pecans

Pear and Blue Cheese Skewers with Arugula and Pecans

I love easy appetizer recipes, especially when they're finger food. You've got to try the perfect blend of flavors with this easy and delicious blue cheese pear appetizer.

Simple yet fancy appetizer features fresh pear slices paired with creamy cheese, fresh arugula and crunchy pecans, creating a delightful bite-sized treat.

The sweetness of the pears, the saltiness of the cheese, and the freshness of arugula come together for a mouthwatering experience. Drizzle a touch of maple syrup or add a honey drizzle for that added natural sweetness.

Bring your next party or holiday meal to the next level with this elegant and quick appetizer that will surely impress your guests. The easiest appetizer to bring a touch of sophistication to your special events, parties, or holiday season.

So the next time you need an easy bite appetizer, make sure to try out these delicious pear bites!


  • 1 pear (large, ripe pears work better for this recipe)
  • 8 ounces blue cheese (I use Creamy Gorgonzola Style cheese from Trader Joe’s)
  • 25 pecans (halves)
  • 25 leaves baby arugula (fresh)
  • maple syrup (or honey)
Prep time:
15 minutes
Yield: 25 skewers | Prep time: 15 minutes |


Make sure to use quality ingredients for the best flavor. I enjoy using both Bartlett and Comice pear varieties for this appetizer, but feel free to choose whatever is available at your local grocery store! Bosc pears and Anjou pears are also excellent options for this delicious appetizer.

If you are not a fan of blue cheese, sharp cheddar cheese or goat cheese are both good substitutes for a blue cheese pear appetizer.

Enjoy these simple pear appetizers right away. If you need to serve them later, you may want to add a little squeeze of lemon juice on the pears to prevent browning. Fresh pears might get a little brown when they're not in the fridge, especially at room temperature.


1. Start by halving fresh pear, then core it and cut it into bite-size pieces.
Pear cut into bite-size pieces on a cutting board.
2. Cut blue cheese into cubes. Put the cheese next to the slices of pear, arugula, and pecans to have everything in one place.
Ingredients for the blue cheese pear appetizer: fresh pear, arugula, blue cheese and pecans on a cutting board.
3. Assemble the skewers: Begin with a baby arugula leaf, stack on a pear piece, a blue cheese cube, and top it off with a pecan half. If your pecans are a bit dry and keep breaking, don't worry! Take a whole pecan half, place it on the cutting board, then insert the skewer. Give it a light twist to adjust the pecan's position.
Hand holding Pear and Blue Cheese Skewer with Arugula and Pecans.
4. Drizzle a bit of maple syrup or add a drizzle of honey over the skewers. Enjoy your easy pear appetizer!
Pear and Blue Cheese Skewers with Arugula and Pecans drizzled with maple syrup on a serving board.

Recipe Video

Shop products and ingredients I recommend for this recipe:

Cocktail Toothpicks

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Gorgonzola Dolce

Gorgonzola Dolce
Baby Arugula

Baby Arugula
Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup
Raw Honey

Raw Honey

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