Lockets savoury

This charming, traditional dish brings together two assertive English flavours – watercress and stilton – with the calming influence of fragrant pears

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:10 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 474
  • fat 31g
  • saturates 19g
  • carbs 32g
  • sugars 11g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 18g
  • salt 1.92g


  • 4 slices white country bread
  • 50g butter, softened
  • 2 handfuls watercress, thick stalks removed
  • 2 large ripe pears, peeled and sliced
  • 225g Stilton cheese (or vegetarian alternative), sliced


  1. Heat grill to medium. Toast the slices of bread until light golden, then butter them. Butter four shallow gratin dishes and lay a slice of toasted bread in each.

  2. Divide the watercress between the dishes and top with slices of the peeled pears. Top with Stilton and place the dishes under the grill until the cheese melts and bubbles slightly. This is lovely served with a glass of crisp Chenin from the Loire.

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