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Pear Tarts with Blue Cheese

These fig jam, pear and blue cheese tarts are SO easy to make and oh so delicious. Perfect for your next party or backyard barbecue!

Ingredients

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  • 2 sheets puff pastry, thawed
  • 2/3 cup fig jam
  • 2 pears, thinly sliced
  • 5 oz. crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Unfold puff pastry sheet and cut along the seams, creating three long rectangles.
  3. Cut each rectangle into 3 equal size squares. Do the same with second pastry sheet. 
  4. Transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet. Placing tarts about an inch apart.
  5. Score a crust about a half inch from the edge of each tart.
  6. Use a pastry brush to paint the beaten egg just across the outer crust of each tart.
  7. Spread about a small spoonful of fig jam across the center of each tart, keeping it within the scored lines.
  8. Place 4-5 slices of pear in the center of the tart, overlapping them.
  9. Divide blue cheese between the tarts, gently pressing it into the pears to ensure that it stays put.  
  10. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until edges are a dark golden brown and the puff pastry is cooked through and enjoy!

Notes

You can use slightly under ripe pears for this recipe so don’t worry if the ones you find aren’t completely ripe. The baking process is going to help soften the slightly ripened pears.

Puff pastry is the very best dough for this recipe. Crescent rolls or even pie crust can be used in a pinch, but puff pastry is going to give you the tastiest pear tarts.

Puff pastry is pretty forgiving, but it needs to be kept cold in order to rise properly when baked. Don’t let these tarts sit out on the counter for too long or get anywhere near room temp before you bake them. It’s best to work quickly for optimal results!

Keywords: blue cheese tart, mini pear tart, pear puff pastry tart