5 from 1 vote

Port Glazed Walnuts With Stilton

These are so delicious and so easy to make! This is the prefect recipe to make in advance and have ready for a party or impromptu gathering!
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dessert


  • 2 1/2 cups walnut halves 9 ounces
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup Somerset Ridge Ruby Port
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 pound wedge of Stilton cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 350°.
  • Spread the walnuts on a rimmed baking sheet and toast for 8 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  • Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the sugar, Somerset Ridge Ruby Port, pepper and bay leaf and bring to a boil.
  • Cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Discard the bay leaf.
  • Add the walnuts to the saucepan, stirring to evenly coat them.
  • Using a slotted spoon, drain the nuts very well.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the walnuts on it in a single layer.
  • Bake for 12 minutes, stirring once, or until the nuts are mostly dry; let cool.
  • Separate any nuts that stick together.
  • Meanwhile, simmer the syrup over low heat until it is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 3 minutes.
  • Set the Stilton on a serving platter and place the walnuts in a separate bowl.
  • Drizzle the port syrup over the cheese and serve with the nuts.
  • Serve and Enjoy!