Almond Blue Cheese Fritters Recipe

  • 3 ounces blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup slivered California Almonds
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup flour for rolling dough
  • 1 (15 ounce) package ready-made pie crust containing 2 pie crusts (Pillsbury┬«)
  • 2 tablespoons slivered California Almonds
  • oil for frying
  1. Blend blue cheese, cream, 1/4 cup slivered almonds and red bell pepper in a food processor.
  2. Sprinkle countertop with flour and unroll the two pie crusts. Cut 8 (2×3-inch) rectangles out of each crust. Place 1 tablespoon filling each on 8 rectangles. Cover them with the remaining 8 rectangles. Pinch small points in the corners, middle and ends to seal the edges. The packet will have 8 small points. Press the remaining 2 tablespoons almonds onto the top of the fritters.
  3. Heat oil to 350 degrees F and fry the fritters one at a time for about 1 minute or until they are golden. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels.