First posted: Oct 7, 2014

Pretty Little Pear and Gorgonzola Tartlets


Please won’t you make these soon? They are everything you want from a simple, speedy snack (and I know, you are all going to die from alliteration overload very soon). But give these beauties a bash and you’ll see that they are ridiculously easy to make, and offer all the deliciousness you’d expect from roasted pears and creamy almost-sharp-but-not-quite gorgonzola perched happily atop little golden squares of crumbly buttery pastry. You see? Party food waiting to happen. Also, I know that I’ve been horribly neglectful to my little blog lately, so accept these as a heartfelt apology? Enjoy xx



Cooks in:        Serves:6-8 as a snack

  • 1 sheet ready-made puff pastry, thawed
  • 4 Tbsp chutney or onion marmalade
  • 3 ripe pears, skin on, halved and sliced lengthways
  • 1-2 Tbsp melted butter
  • 100g gorgonzola cheese (or brie for a milder taste)
  • Handful fresh rocket, to garnish
  • Balsamic reduction, to serve (optional)

What to do

1. Pre-heat oven to 180C. Roll your puff pastry out onto a lightly floured surface and cut into 8-10 equal squares. Place each square onto a lightly greased baking tray.

2. Prick each square with a fork two or three times, then spread a thin layer of chutney over each one. Top with a few pear slices brushed with melted butter, and some roughly crumbled gorgonzola.

3. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the pastry is golden and the cheese has melted.

4. Remove from the oven, allow to cool for a few minutes, transfer to a serving platter, drizzle with a little balsamic reduction if available, scatter over the fresh rocket and serve immediately.

Photo from 'Home' by Warren Heath.

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