Happy Hour Nosh: Pear Crisps with Gorgonzola & Walnuts

Need a break from the craziness you call life? Blogger Erin Loechner has a terrific shareable nosh, perfect for sharing with a bottle of La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay. A sweet and savory snack: Pear Crisps with Gorgonzola & Walnuts.

When it comes to Girls Night Out, finding the time can be tricky. What’s that old adage about women—that it’s sometimes harder to wrangle cattle than to coordinate a woman’s schedule? There are babysitting cancellations, dance rehearsals, runny noses and business trips, and it’s enough to make Girls Night Out turn into Bedtime Please, and Fast.

End of the week happy hour with friends.

Still, summertime calls for lingering visits with the ones you love. Solution? Sunday afternoon happy hour. With a lull in our schedule and a few snacks at the ready, we savored this weather for a few glorious hours, spreading honey goat cheese onto crackers and sipping La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay between tales of the week’s triumph and tirades.

An impromtu summer picnic with friends and small bites.

The afternoon was a hit, as was this fresh and simple appetizer I whipped up in five minutes flat! Here’s the recipe, and here’s to Sunday afternoons in the summer breeze.

Pear Crisps with Gorgonzola & Walnuts

Pear Crisps with Gorgonzola & Walnuts


  • 2 Pears
  • 1 package of Gorgonzola cheese crumbles
  • 1/2 pound of walnut pieces
  • Honey


  1. Slice the pears flat to create thin “crisps” for easy snacking. You can take these a step further and roast them in the oven, if you’d like!
  2. Sprinkle a modest amount of Gorgonzola cheese crumbles (a bit goes a long way!), then top with a generous amount of walnut pieces.
  3. Top with drizzled honey for a sweet ending to a savory bite!

We paired this easy treat with ripe fruit (strawberries, raspberries), roasted nuts (cashews, almonds) and served the spread with crackers, honey goat cheese and fresh mint from the herb garden. Something for everyone, indeed!

La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay: A perfect Pairing for Happy Hour

Cheers to a long summer, friends!

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Here’s a terrific shareable nosh, perfect for sharing with a bottle of La Crema: Pear Crisps with Gorgonzola & Walnuts.