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Pear and Blue Cheese Puff Pastry

This Pear and Blue Cheese Puff Pastry is the best of sweet with a touch of savory!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time37 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 1 tart
Author: The Sugar Coated Cottage

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry I used Pepperidge Farm, you will get two sheets in the box
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 2 pears sliced thin with peel on
  • 2 ounces blue cheese crumbled
  • Honey for drizzling
  • 1 egg white for edges

Instructions

  • Pre heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Prepare cookie sheet with parchment paper. *
  • Prepare puff pastry, thaw per manufacturers instructions but should still be cold.
  • Take almond flour and sugar and mix in small bowl with 1Tbsp water until paste is formed.
  • With a small knife trace a 1 inch edge around the perimeter of the puff pastry.
  • On the inside of the 1 inch border take a fork and poke all around so crust does not rise in center.
  • In the center evenly distribute the almond paste.
  • Evenly lay the pear slices over the almond mixture.
  • Arrange blue cheese on top and even under a few pears.
  • With a pastry brush very lightly brush egg white onto 1 inch border.
  • Drizzle with honey.
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes or until edges are golden brown and pears are soft.
  • Let cool 10-15 minutes.

Notes

The Pepperidge Farms brand give you (2) 9x9 squares of puff pastry. I only used one. If your puff pastry is larger adjust filling quantities to accommodate.
I used Maytag Blue blue cheese, it is mild and creamy.
This cuts very nicely with a pizza cutter.