Sunday, May 27, 2012
Fig, Pear and Blue Cheese Tart
Got Merlot? Yes. Then have I got the appetizing small plate tart for you! Fig, Pear and Blue Cheese pair up so well together to create a contrasting flavor explosion in your mouth. I'm not sure why I am so hyped about Blue Cheese lately, but here is another deliciously easy treat.
What? No Merlot? That's perfectly fine this pairs well with any sparkling beverage, something that has an effervescence to help cleanse the pallet in between bites.
By the way, although the photo shows a fork, I didn't use it to gobble this tart up. The crispy puff pastry was sturdy enough to lift each piece without flopping the toppings into my lap.
Okay let's get started. Here's what you'll need:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
1 frozen puff party sheet thawed, follow box instructions for thawing
1 small Pear cored and diced
1/2 C Figs chopped
1/4 C Blue Cheese, crumbled
3T Fig preserves
Chop the Figs and Pear and crumble the Blue Cheese and set aside.
Carefully unfold your puff pastry and place it on a baking sheet. I lined mine with parchment paper, but if your pan is non-stick there really is no need to do that. Next take a butter knife and score the pasty about one inch in from the edge to create a frame. Don't cut clean through the party though you don't want it to detach.
Time to toss it back into the oven, again on 400 degrees for 10-15 more minutes.
When done remove from the oven. Place your Fig, Pear and Blue Cheese tart on a serving tray and allow to cool slightly. Then cut into slices. I cut mine into nine equal squares using a pizza wheel.
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