RECIPES

Nutty Pear and Blue Cheese Rustic Tart

The classic pairing of blue cheese, walnuts and pears is baked into a flaky pastry. Serve this tart after a special dinner or with brunch.

Wisconsin Cheese Nutty Pear and Blue Cheese Rustic Tart Recipe
Active Time
30 Minutes
Servings
6-8

Ingredients

Cheese

Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Blue can be used in this recipe.

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Gently toss the pears, lemon zest and lemon juice in a large bowl.
  3. Combine the walnuts, brown sugar and flour in a bowl. Add blue cheese. Season with pepper to taste. Gently toss walnut mixture; set aside 1/4 cup mixture. Spoon the remaining mixture over pears; gently fold in, taking care not to break pear slices.
  4. Roll out pastry on a lightly floured surface to a 13-inch circle. Transfer to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Spoon pears mixture into the center of pastry to within 2 inches of edges. Fold pastry edges up over filling. (Center will be uncovered.)
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until filling is bubbly and crust is golden brown. Sprinkle with reserved walnut mixture. Bake for 5-10 minutes longer or until walnuts begin to brown.
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