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pear and cheddar tart

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Michelle London
Gonzales, TX

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!

(1 rating)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 40 Min
cook time 45 Min

Ingredients For pear and cheddar tart

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

How To Make pear and cheddar tart

  • 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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