Pear and cheese tarts recipe

Pear and cheese tarts recipe

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Sweet and juicy pears are the perfect partner for creamy Manchego in this easy cheese tart recipe. Save time with shop-bought puff pastry and layer with slices of pear and cheese, a sprinkle of thyme and a drizzle of honey. Bake until golden and finish with an extra drizzle of honey for a wonderful afternoon treat. See method

  • Makes 6
  • 15 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook, plus cooling
  • 359 calories / serving

Ingredients

  • 320g pack Tesco Finest all-butter puff pastry, chilled
  • 2 firm, ripe Conference pears, cored and thinly sliced
  • 120g Manchego, rind removed, thinly sliced
  • 7g fresh thyme, leaves picked
  • 2 tbsp clear honey
  • 1 egg, beaten (or a little milk)

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    1495kj
    359kcal
    18%
  • Fat

    24g 34%
  • Saturates

    14g 69%
  • Sugars

    11g 12%
  • Salt

    0.8g 13%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 25.8g Protein 10.6g Fibre 2.5g

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C. Unroll the pastry, then cut into 6 squares. Transfer to a baking tray lined with nonstick baking paper, spacing well apart. Lightly score a 1cm border around each square, then prick the centres all over with a fork. Chill for at least 20 mins, or up to 3 hrs ahead.
  2. Arrange a few pear slices in the centre of each tart, then slot a few slices of Manchego between them. Scatter over the thyme, season, then drizzle each with ½ tsp honey. Lightly brush the borders with beaten egg or milk.
  3. Bake for 15-20 mins until the pastry is crisp and golden and the base is cooked through. Leave to cool for 5 mins, then drizzle each with another ½ tsp honey to serve.

Tip: If the pastry becomes soft, sticky or tricky to handle at any point, transfer to the fridge for 10 mins to firm up.

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