Pear and blue cheese tart

Sprinkle with walnuts and garnish with thyme for a hearty meat-free meal.
 
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Recipe from: 13 November 2015
Preparation time: 15min + Standing time
Cooking time: 20 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 230
    g
    flour
  • 120
    g
    butter
  • 1
    egg yolk
  • a little cold water
  • 1/2
    cup
    toasted walnuts, finely chopped
  • salt
  • FILLING:
  • 4
    pears
  • 150
    g
    blue cheese, crumbled
  • 200
    g
    mascarpone
  • 1
    Tbs
    sherry
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • 1
    Tbs
    brown sugar
  • TO SERVE:
  • thyme and toasted walnuts
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 
Preheat oven to 180ºC.

Place flour, butter and egg in a food processor and pulse until a dough forms. Add a little water if necessary.

Wrap pastry in clingfilm and allow to rest for 30 minutes in the fridge.

Roll out pastry on a floured surface, add walnuts and press into a 33x11cm tart tin, pricking the base with a fork. Cover with baking paper, pour over baking beads or rice, and bake for 10 minutes. Remove paper and bake for another 5 minutes. Set aside.

Core and quarter pears. Mix together blue cheese, Mascarpone and sherry. Spoon mixture over base, top with pears, season. Sprinkle over brown sugar.

Bake for 20 minutes or until the pears are cooked through and golden.

Serve sliced, garnished with thyme leaves and extra walnuts.

Words and image:Fairlady
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