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Mini Pear and Goat Cheese Tarts with Puff Pastry

  • Author: Michelle Ferrand
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 16 Servings
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These mini pear and goat cheese tarts are a fantastic appetizer to make for your next party!


Ingredients

8 ounces goat cheese, room temp

small shallot, finely chopped

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 teaspoon chopped thyme

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper 

3 small red pears, sliced 1/4 inch thick

2 sheets puff pastry, thawed 

2 tablespoons honey 

Optional: thyme sprigs and extra pepper to garnish


Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Combine goat cheese, shallot, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper in a bowl. Mix well.

One sheet at a time, cut puff pastry into 16 rectangles. Place on the parchment-lined baking sheets. Using a fork, dock the center of each puff pastry rectangle (poke a few times with the tines of the fork).

Evenly divide the goat cheese mixture between the centers of the puff pastry rectangles, about 1 teaspoon per piece. Place the pear slices on top of the scoops of goat cheese, about 1-2 slices per pear.

Bake until the puff pastry is golden brown, about 40 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through.

Transfer to a serving platter, drizzle with honey and garnish with extra pepper and thyme sprigs and serve!

 

Notes

  • 1 serving = 2 pieces
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