Pear and Cheddar Tart

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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!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Serves:
8
Prep:
40 Min
Cook:
45 Min

Ingredients

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  • 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

How to Make Pear and Cheddar Tart

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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