Appetizers, Breakfast, Vegetarian

Rustic Pear and Blue Cheese Tart

This Pear and Blue Cheese Tart is an easy party food, appetizer, or brunch dish. I’m making this again for New Years morning because it was such a hit last week!

I love that it only takes 25 minutes to make. It’s sweet, savory, and delish!

Rustic Pear and Blue Cheese Tart

Sacha Hirschfeld
Pear and Blue Cheese Tart is an easy party food, appetizer, or brunch dish that only takes 25 minutes to make. It's sweet, savory, and delish!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizers, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1 Rolling Pin
  • 1 Pizza Cutter
  • 1 baking sheet
  • parchment paper
  • paring knife
  • chef knife or mandolin
  • measuring cups ½ cup measurement
  • 1 small bowl for the egg wash
  • 1 fork to beat the egg
  • basting/pastry brush


  • 1 sheet of all-butter puff pastry thawed
  • all-purpose flour for rolling
  • 1 egg to brush edges of the PP; beaten
  • 1 pear Comice or Bartlett are ideal
  • ½ cup blue cheese
  • ¼ cup pistachios toasted and roughly chopped
  • honey
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • fresh thyme


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees ℉ and set a rack to the middle position.
  • Thinly slice pears lengthwise using a knife or a mandolin. Cut pear slices in half and remove seeds using a paring knife.
  • Sprinkle a flat surface with all-purpose flour. Roll a sheet of puff pastry flat. Cut into 4-6 equal sized pieces.
  • Arrange 3-4 halved pear slices to each piece of puff pastry. Top with crumbled blue cheese and chopped toasted pistachios. Drizzle with a little bit of extra-virgin olive oil.
  • Brush pastry edges with the egg wash. Bake for 15 minutes or until puff pastry is golden brown.
  • Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with fresh thyme leaves.
Keyword Blue Cheese, Comice Pears, Pear, Point Reyes Blue Cheese, Puff Pastry, Tart

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