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Mini Pear and Goat Cheese Tarts with Puff Pastry

These mini pear and goat cheese tarts are a fantastic appetizer to make for your next party!
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Author: Michelle Ferrand
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Makes: 16 Servings


  • 8 ounces goat cheese room temp
  • small shallot finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 small red pears sliced ¼ inch thick
  • 2 sheets puff pastry thawed
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Optional: thyme sprigs and extra pepper to garnish


  • 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!
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  • 1 serving = 2 pieces