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!
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.