Pear and Gorgonzola Tart with Walnuts, Honey and Fresh Rosemary – Day 11 of the 12 Days of Canapés – 2012

Pear and Gorgonzola Tart

I wanted to post one more recipe before we leave Mexico and head back to our busy lives in frosty Vancouver. While I know I am going to very much miss the warm weather and slow pace of my days here I am looking forward to getting back to my own kitchen and cooking some cold weather stews and soups. I can’t wait to make this pear and Gorgonzola tart for some upcoming classes and dinners that we are hosting and wanted to share it here as it is a perfect vegetarian hors d’oeuvre option if you are having a New Year’s party!

You could easily cut the puff pastry into rounds and serve these as a first course at a dinner but they are also great cut into these thin, pizza-like wedges for a cocktail party. Ripe pears and honey add a lovely sweetness, the toasted walnuts a delightful crunch, the gorgonzola a creamy, salty hit of flavour and the fresh rosemary an underlying, ethereal herbal note.

Added bonus: these could be made hours in advance and refrigerated. Just pop in a preheated oven when your guests arrive and fill your house with the most magical scent of the baking pears. Bliss.


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3 Responses to Pear and Gorgonzola Tart with Walnuts, Honey and Fresh Rosemary – Day 11 of the 12 Days of Canapés – 2012

  1. Lisa Host says:

    Umm Yum. Thanks for posting this one. Big love.

  2. Cathy says:

    I am making this for Friday night wine with my east 24th buddies! Yum
    Peters brother always makes a dessert with Gorgonzola and marscappone (mushed up, then formed into little balls) and plated with a good glue of honey. Another yum

  3. Eva Rogers says:

    My daughter makes this exact recipe for us (as requested) every time we visit. I finally copied out the recipe so we enjoy it now at home as often as we want. Easy to make and makes a great buffet table addition when cut to appetizer size. This will easily become your “go-to” recipe for entertaining too.

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