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Blue Cheese  & Pear Tart Recipe

Blue Cheese And Pear Tart Recipe

by Gourmet Food World
We absolutely love pairing cheese and fruit, and the combination of pungent blue cheese with the mild sweetness and meatiness of pears is just fabulous, especially when wrapped up in a flaky crust, like in this sweet-and-savory tart recipe.

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Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Blue Cheese And Pear Tart Recipe Instructions

  • 4 pears, washed and cut into wedges (seeds removed)
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tbsps. Butter
  • 1 tbsp. Olive oil
  • 2 sheets puff pastry
  • 7 oz. mascarpone cheese
  • 3 tbsp. Blue cheese, crumbled or chopped
  • ½ tsp. Black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 250 g blue cheese
  • 3 tbsps. Toasted almonds, chopped
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp. Water
  • 3-4 tbsps. blonde cane sugar

  1. Fill a bowl with water and add the two lemon halves.
  2. Cut the pears into wedges, and as you go along, place them in the lemon and water bath, so they won’t darken.
  3. Heat up a saucepan with butter and oil over medium heat and sauté the pears on both sides, about 3 minutes.
  4. Set aside to cool.
  5. Preheat oven at 375 F.
  6. Place a sheet of puff pastry in a baking sheet. Mix the egg yolk and 1 tbsp of water in a bowl and whip until just combined. Brush the mix on the puff pastry. Cut the other puff pastry sheet into strips, about ½ inch wide, and use them to create a border at the edge of the bigger pastry sheet. Brush with the yolk. Note: If your pastry sheet is thin and the border isn’t at least ¼ inch tall, use extra strips to give the border some height.
  7. Mix the mascarpone with the crumbled blue cheese, pepper and whole egg and distribute evenly over the pastry sheet. Place the pears on top, and then add the rest of the blue cheese. Sprinkle with almonds and sugar.
  8. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, until the pastry is golden and the filling is firm. Serve warm or cool.

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Recipe Questions And Answers

Q: how about making this recipe with pizza dough
A: Sure, but for this we would recommend to skip step 6, and just put the toppings on the pizza dough, which we would also recommend to pre-bake.