Pear and Cheddar Tart

Michelle London

By
@innkeeperchef

I had some lovely D'Anjou pears left from a dinner party and wanted to make a pear and gorgonzola tart, but didn't have any gorgonzola on hand. I substituted cheddar and added pine nuts for a bit of a different kick. I've served this to guests at both our B&Bs, and it's been a big hit so far!


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Serves:

8

Prep:

40 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Ingredients

1
pillsbury refrigerated pie crust
1/4 c
sugar
2
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla
1/4 c
pine nuts
4 oz
sliced or shredded cheddar cheese
1-2 medium
d'anjou pears, peeled and sliced
2 Tbsp
butter, melted
1 Tbsp
sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Prick the crust with a fork. Blind bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
2
Whisk together the eggs, 1/4 c. sugar, and vanilla. Pour evenly into bottom of cooled crust.
3
Spread pine nuts on top of egg mixture.
4
Layer sliced or shredded cheese over egg mixture and nuts.
5
Spread pears in a circular pattern from the outer edge to the center, overlapping slightly.
6
Top evenly with melted butter and sugar.
7
Bake at 375 degrees 35-45 minutes. Allow to cool completely. Slice into 8 pieces and serve.

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