Spiced Pear Tartlets

Wisconsin Cheese Spiced Pear Tartlets Recipe
Active Time
25 Minutes
2 1/2 Dozen Tartlets



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


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the pears, cinnamon, cloves and ginger; cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until pears are just softened.
  3. Stir in brown sugar. Cook and stir for 2-3 minutes longer or until mixture is slightly thickened. Remove from the heat. Cool. Stir in havarti.
  4. Place tart shells on an ungreased 15 x 10-inch baking pan. Fill with havarti mixture. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Garnish with thyme. Serve warm.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Havarti is a semi-soft, Danish-style cheese with a washed curd. It’s mild, buttery, and creamy with tiny, irregular eyes or holes. It's a beautiful melting and table cheese that pairs well with Riesling wine or a pilsner.

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