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Honey Walnut Spread

Honey Walnut Spread
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  • 12 ServingsServings


  • 2 cups California walnuts
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup dried pears, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 2 teaspoons herbs de Provence, or mixed Italian herbs
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 12 slices baguette-style French bread, cut diagonally about 1/2-inch thick
  • 4 ounces (about 1/2 cup) plain California goat cheese



1 Preheat the broiler.

2 Chop 1 cup of the walnuts coarsely; chop the remaining cup of walnuts finely.

3 Place all the walnuts in a large bowl and add the honey, pears, herbs de Provence, coriander, orange zest, orange juice, lemon juice and salt. Beat vigorously until completed mixed. Set aside.

4 Place baguette slices on a baking sheet. Cut the goat cheese into pieces and divide among the baguette slices.

5 Broil until cheese is just melted, then spread the cheese uniformly on each slice.

6 Top each slice with a spoonful of Honey Walnut Spread and serve immediately.

Source: California Walnut Board