Saturday, January 26, 2013

Pear and Gorgonzola Tart

By Christy

Fall has come and gone, and we are officially in full fledged winter in Nashville. A winter weather advisory is actually in place for tonight with expectations of ice in the area. Something about cold weather always makes me want to bake but tonight I resisted the urge because like most of us during the holidays we get behind on many of our tasks, and one thing I am behind on is posting quite a few recipes I have tried in the last two months.

BigCat and I were home in KY during November for hunting season and I couldn't help but hit up my grandfather's HUGE Bartlett pear tree. It was covered in the most delicious sweet pears. I haven't really cooked with pears before but was determined since I had struck gold in the pear department that I needed to share a pear recipe.

If you love Gorgonzola cheese, this dish is for you!
Puff Pastry Sheets defrosted
3 Bartlett pears, peeled, cored, and sliced
3/4 cup Gorgonzola cheese
1/3 cup Ricotta Cheese
1/4 cup Pecans or Walnuts
2 tablespoons butter

Preheat the oven to 350.  Roll out the puff pastry into a pan or a tart pan. Poke the pastry with a fork all around the surface.
Mix the cheeses together and spread 3/4ths the mixture over the pastry. Top with the slices of pears, and topped with nuts. Rub melted butter on top of the pears and nuts. Crumble the remaining cheese mixture over the top.

Bake for 30 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown. This dish is awesome served with a green salad.

This dish made it girls dinner party.

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