Blue Cheese, Pear, & Hazelnut Smørrebrød (Danish Open-Faced Sandwich)

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"A Danish sandwich for those who like pears and blue cheese!"

Original recipe yields 1 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (105.5 g)
  • Calories 178.9
  • Total Fat - 6.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 7.9 mg
  • Sodium - 246.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 22.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.3 g
  • Sugars - 5.9 g
  • Protein - 7.4 g
  • Calcium - 215 mg
  • Iron - 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 19.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Toast the hazelnuts in a skillet over high heat for a few minutes, until they release their aroma. Cool.

Step 2

Spread butter evenly all over top side of bread.

Step 3

Arrange pear slices on bread so that they overlap slightly.

Step 4

Top with crumbled blue cheese and the toasted hazelnuts.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



This is my recipe, so am not reviewing but just wanted to comment that I liked the combination. I would caution that the pear should not be over ripe like mine was!! I had to use macadamia nuts instead - they were good! I wish I had smashed the blue cheese in with the butter, then topped with pears and nuts. Just an idea...!

review by:
(23 Sep 2021)

Mia in Germany

Pear and blue cheese ... how can you ever go wrong with this combination ;-) I loved the addition of hazelnuts! Thanks for sharing. Made for CQ 2017 Scandinavia for the Happy Campers

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(30 Aug 2017)