Rustic Pear and Blue Cheese Tart

Blogger Bree Hester of Baked Bree makes us a Rustic Pear and Blue Cheese Tart. Crispy pears, fresh herbs, blue cheese and a drizzle of honey make for an earthy and flavorful tart. Learn to make this recipe with our how-to article.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 6

medium pears, peeled, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
tablespoon fresh lemon juice
tablespoons packed light brown sugar
4 1/2
teaspoons cornstarch
teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
teaspoon salt
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crust (from a box), softened as directed on box
chunk (4 oz) blue cheese
teaspoons honey

  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2 In large bowl, toss all ingredients except pie crust, blue cheese and honey. Set aside.
  • 3 Unroll pie crust onto cookie sheet. Spoon pear mixture onto center of crust, spreading to within 2 inches of edge. Dot blue cheese pieces over pears. Fold edge of crust up over pears.
  • 4 Bake 30 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Cool slightly, about 15 minutes. Drizzle honey over tart. To serve, cut into wedges.

Expert Tips

This tart is hearty enough to serve as a main course with a side salad or soup.

Experiment with the types of pears that you use. A combination of varieties yields the right flavor and texture.