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Blue Cheese and Pear Tart Recipe

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Blue Cheese and Pear Tart Recipe

Blue Cheese and Pear Tart

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This simple tart makes the most of the classic combination of pears and cheese. Use any crumbly British or Irish blue cheese, if you don't like blue cheese a Cheddar cheese works just as well. Serve as a main course for a light lunch with a salad, or as a starter dish. It can be made in advance and reheated for 10 minutes in a hot oven.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 220g/8oz ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 110g / 4oz British or Irish crumbly blue cheese (use Cheddar if you don't like blue cheese)
  • 25g / 1 oz walnuts, lightly crushed
  • 2 ripe pears, peeled, cored, sliced
  • 25g/ 4 oz melted butter
  • Salt and pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4
  • Line a 4 X 10cm (4") tart dishes with the pastry. Lightly prick the surface with a fork.
  • Crumble the cheese and divide between the four dishes. Cover with a thin layer of the crushed walnuts.
  • Arrange the pear slices decoratively on the walnuts.
  • Brush the pears with the melted butter and bake in the oven for approx 12 minutes, or until the pastry is golden and well risen.
  • Serve with whole walnuts and a green salad.
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 4 out of 5
Pear cheese tart, Member ericannie

Definitely needs about 30 minutes at 180C to cook it properly. Delicious with hard cheddar grated fine. A few drams of whisky ... yes. Makes a lovely starter.

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