Pear & Gorgonzola Tarts
Life is too short to eat the same food all the time. Try something new and exciting and prepare to be blown away! The combination of sweet pears, sharp salty cheese and flaky puff pastry will knock your socks off. For a complete meal, add slices of prosciutto and chopped walnuts.
Pear and Gorgonzola Tarts
1 tablespoon butter
2 pears, peeled and thinly sliced
4 thyme springs
80g Gorgonzola cheese
some sea salt
freshly ground pepper
pinch of chili flakes
On medium heat melt the butter, add pears and saute for 5 minutes. Add thyme springs and cook for 2 minutes, gently tossing the pears around the pan. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
On a piece of parchment paper roll out the pastry into a rectangle approximately 3mm thick. Divide the pastry into 6 smaller rectangles, approximately 8x10cm each. To make a border around the tarts score each rectangle with a sharp knife approximately 1cm from the edge. Prick the bottom (middle) of the pastry with a fork. Transfer the tarts with the parchment paper onto a tray.
Arrange some crumbled Gorgonzola cheese on each tart shell and top with pear slices. Sprinkle generously with sea salt and freshly ground pepper and add a pinch of chili flakes on each tart.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the pastry is crispy and goldenbrown.
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