Pear and stilton tart…One more diner ready in less than 30 mins!

This one of my favourite recipe… Warm savoury tart with pears and blue cheese. Thank you Mum! She “initiated” me to this recipe that allows you to serve dinner in less than 30 mins.

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This association between pear and cheese in unknown but none the less delicious. If you don’t like the sweet/salty association don’t try it but the recipe could make people who doesn’t like blue cheese actually like it.

My version is prepared with a Stilton because it is a British cheese that is delicious and easy to find but you can change the stilton for any other blue cheese that is not too strong (not a roquefort for instance). In France I would use a fourme d’ambert which is lighter in taste than the roquefort.

This recipe will have the wow factor for sure with your guests and is not time consuming! Here is the secrets of the recipe!

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Pear and Stilton Tart

By Sophie Maulevrier Published: November 21, 2013

  • Yield: 2 or 4 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Ready In: 25 mins

Pear and Stilton tart. Easy recipe for a starter or a main dish for a light diner.



  1. Preheat your oven at 200ºC. Peel the pears and cut them in quarters of 1 cm thickness (don't cut them too finely or the will disappear during the cooking process).
  2. Roll the puff pastry and cut 2 or 4 portions depending on the use (starter or main dish). You can cut them square or use another shape (could be anything!)
  3. Dispose the pears on top of dough. Cut the cheese in small pieces and add them on top of the tart.
  4. Put the tarts in the oven for 15mins. Verify that the dough is cooked properly at the bottom and the cheese melted on top. Serve warm with a salad dressed with walnut oil and some walnuts.

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