Pear and Blue Cheese Tartlets-Hors d’Ouevres to Impress

Pear and Blue Cheese is a unique mixture many are afraid to serve. Maybe the reason is blue cheese is such a polarizing ingredient, and truth is not everyone at your party will want these. Regardless, these should still be a staple hors d’ouevre at any party since they won’t soon be forgotten.

The best part about them is that it’s perfectly acceptable to use pre-made tartlet shells. The focus of the recipe should be on the filling, so a pre-made shell is a better choice as it allows the Pear and Blue Cheese to shine.

Now, the trick is to pick the correct Blue Cheese. If you are a fan of this cheese you’ll know how many varieties there are, from Stilton, Gorgonzola, Roquefort and more. My personal choice, and my favorite blue cheese in the world is Fourme D’Ambert. If you live in America you probably won’t be able to find this cheese in your local supermarket, but it is available on Amazon here and I think it’s definitely worth a special order. If you don’t want to use this one, you can substitute for Roquefort as it is a quite similar cheese with the same blue mold. The Papillon brand is my favorite for Roquefort.

Ingredients:

16 Tartlet Shells. (I like the buttery sweetness of these Paris Gourmet shells, but they do happen to be a bit on the pricey side).

1 Pear (I like Bosc, but any ripe pear should work)

2 Tbsp Philadelphia Cream Cheese

1/2 Cup Fourme D’Ambert Blue Cheese

Pinch of Cracked Black Pepper

Pinch of Sea Salt

Instructions:

1. Preheat your oven to 180 °C and set 16 tartlet shells on a baking tray.

2. Peel one Bosc Pear and dice into tiny pieces. You don’t want to macerate it, but you don’t want large chunks. Place in a bowl with the cream cheese.

3. Break up the Blue Cheese into small crumbles and add to the Pear Philadelphia mixture. Add a pinch of Cracked Black Pepper and mix well.

4. Place about a half tablespoon of mix into the tartlet shells (or until they are full). Sprinkle each with just the tiniest pinch of Sea Salt.

5. Bake for 12 minutes and serve hot!

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Pear and Blue Cheese Tartlets-Hors d'Ouevres to Impress

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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Pear and Blue Cheese Tartlet
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 16 Tartlets

Ingredients

  • 16 Pre-Made Tartlet Shells
  • 1 Bosc Pear
  • 1/2 Cup Fourme D'Ambert Blue Cheese
  • 2 Tbsp Philadelphia Cream Cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 180 °C and set 16 tartlet shells on a baking tray.
  • Peel one Bosc Pear and dice into tiny pieces. You don't want to macerate it, but you don't want large chunks. Place in a bowl with the cream cheese.
  • Break up the Blue Cheese into small crumbles and add to the Pear Philadelphia mixture. Add a pinch of Cracked Black Pepper and mix well.
  • Place about a half tablespoon of mix into the tartlet shells (or until they are full). Sprinkle each with just the tiniest pinch of Sea Salt.
  • Bake for 12 minutes and serve hot!
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