Ridiculously Simple Pear, Blue Cheese and Walnut Tart

Ridiculously Simple Pear, Blue Cheese and Walnut Tart

I tend to go through phases where I obsess over particular foods. I’ll spend a month or so wanting to eat the same thing three meals a day, then all of a sudden it’ll change and I fixate on something else. My current obsession is cheese and fruit. I’ve been snacking on apples and cheddar, pinning recipes featuring blueberries and goats cheese, and daydreaming about figs and brie. Today I was poking around in the fridge, pondering what to have for lunch, when I was reminded of a glorious cheese and fruit combination – pear and blue cheese! I threw this tart together using just four ingredients and the result was delicious. And ridiculously simple!

Pear, Blue Cheese and Walnut Tart

1 Sheet Store Bought Puff Pastry (defrosted)
1 Large Pear (peeled and cored)
Chunk of Blue Cheese (I used about 50g but you can use more or less, depending on how cheesy you like things)
Handful of Roughly Chopped Walnuts
Olive Oil Spray

1. Preheat oven to 180ºC and grease a 22cm pie dish with a spritz of olive oil spray.
2. Line pie dish with pastry, cut off excess, prick pastry with a fork a few times and place crust in the oven. Bake for 10 minutes or until pastry is beginning to puff, but not yet starting to colour.
3. Cut the pear into thin slices and spread pear slices evenly across partially cooked pastry base.
4. Crumble cheese over pear layer then sprinkle the pears and cheese with walnuts.
5. Bake tart in the oven for 20 minutes or until pear is tender, cheese is melted and walnuts and pastry are golden.
7. Serve warm.

Katie x

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14 Responses to “Ridiculously Simple Pear, Blue Cheese and Walnut Tart”

  1. Ngaio June 13, 2013 at 10:18 pm #

    this sounds incredible! I will have to give it a go next week I think! :)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Ngaio xx

    • Katie
      Katie June 15, 2013 at 12:52 pm #

      It’s a pleasure Ngaio! x

  2. Demetria Provatas June 13, 2013 at 11:20 pm #

    Ahh looks so good!!

  3. Helen June 14, 2013 at 6:40 am #

    That sounds like a pretty amazing combination!

  4. The Life of Clare June 14, 2013 at 6:48 am #

    I love the cheese and fruit combination, but I just don’t love blue cheese. I’ve tried and tried.

    • Katie
      Katie June 14, 2013 at 10:02 am #

      Normally I’m actually not a huge blue cheese fan either Clare. It’s just a bit strong! But in small quantities, when paired with something a bit more sweet and mellow (like pear!) I like it. You could easily use another cheese to make this tart though. I think goats cheese would be good! x

  5. Ali June 14, 2013 at 2:09 pm #

    Super delicious, looks fantastic, I really do believe simple & fresh is best, well done :) xx

    • Katie
      Katie June 15, 2013 at 12:52 pm #

      I 1000% agree. Simple and fresh is kinda my food motto! x

  6. Jenny June 14, 2013 at 2:51 pm #

    Thanks for the great inspiration Katie. It sounds scrumdillyfunbunctious! I love all these ingredients. So modern. So clever of you! I am doing it! Yumeeeee!

  7. Bethany Michaels June 15, 2013 at 2:27 am #

    I’ll take two please! ;) #yum

  8. Katie June 16, 2013 at 5:24 pm #

    Ah! This sounds (and looks) so good! I have to make it now!

  9. Jane Y. June 24, 2013 at 9:00 am #

    it looks and sounds devine!

  10. Laura June 29, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

    Did you team it with another side dish to make it more of a meal. Or was it pure snack?

    • Katie
      Katie June 29, 2013 at 9:37 pm #

      We had it for afternoon tea, so a snack :)

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