Creamy Brie and Pear Tart

Not every meals has to be packed with veggies or complex carbs, it’s just as important to nourish your soul and eat the foods that you love – indulge a little.

Pears are at their best right now, super sweet, crisp and juicy! And what better to pair (wink wink) them with than creamy, decadent cheese, fresh herbs and a drizzle of local honey.

This is best served fresh and despite appearances can be very filling!


Serves: 4
Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 sheet light puff pastry
  • 200g brie cheese
  • 2 medium pears
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 egg, for egg wash
  • Honey, to drizzle
  • Pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 180c fan-forced.
  2. Slice the pear and brie into 1/2 cm slices. Lay out the puff pastry and fold the edges over slightly to make a small border (to keep the cheese from escaping).
  3. Layer the pears and brie on top of the pastry, alternating between the two and sprinkling some rosemary leaves between as well.
  4. Top with the rest of the rosemary and sprinkle with black pepper to taste.
  5. Whisk the egg in a small bowl. Use a brush to brush the egg along the pastry edges. bake for 35-45 minutes or until the cheese is melted and pastry is browned.
  6. While it’s hot drizzle over the honey and some more pepper and rosemary if desired.

Tips and Suggestions

  • Stuff as much of the brie and pear in as you can but if you’ve got leftovers they’re perfect for a little cooking snack!
  • You can add other fruits or vegetables if you want – sweet potato, apple or eggplant would be great in this.
  • This recipe is perfect for harder, apple-like pears.
  • Freeze the brie to make it easier to cut, especially if your kitchen is warm.

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