Ingredients

½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature

1 tablespoon sugar

½ teaspoon salt

2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup Stilton cheese (or other blue cheese)

¼ cup ground pecans

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 325° F. Grease an 8-inch round baking pan and line with parchment paper. Cream together butter, sugar and salt, until pale and fluffy. Stir in flour until blended. Crumble Stilton with pecans and mix into flour mixture until just blended. Press dough evenly into bottom of prepared pan.

2. Score with a sharp knife and dock with a fork. Bake at 300° F for 45 minutes to 1 hour until firm and golden. Cut shortbread into wedges while warm, but allow to cool to room temperature before removing from pan.

3. Yield: 1 8-inch round baking pan. Makes 8 servings.

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