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A beautiful dessert recipe for Asian Pear Tartlets Asian pears for individual Pear Tartlets A recipe for Asian Pear Tartlets with a Spiced Port Reduction We all know that with the holiday season comes parties and parties and fake smiling, and makeup, and high heels, and food. So some things are about holidays are awesome, and some things about holidays are not. On the good side, I would put all the delicious food you get to eat, and make. These little tartlets are just for those times. You know when you make cookies, you eat the dough? Or when you make frosting, you lick the spoon? So while you’re assembling these I suggest you take a slice of pear and top it with some cheese and maybe even some of the port reduction. It will be a good snack for you while you wait for these to get out of the oven. These are seriously so yummy, and very pretty. The marriage of the flavors is really perfect, and it is so easy to make. Consider it for your next party. Also, just so you remember, we have a TON of appetizer foods in our recipe index if you’re in the market!
♥ Teri

Asian Pear Tartlets with a Spiced Port Reduction
Makes about 9 (2 1/2” tartlets)

Ingredients:
spiced port reduction:
1 1/2 cups port wine
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cinnamon stick
2 star anise
5 whole cloves
1 ripe Asian pear, thinly sliced into half moon-like strips (can substitute with pear of
your choice)
4 ounces bleu cheese softened (can substitute goat cheese if desired)
1 tablespoon heavy cream
pinch cracked black pepper
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. For spiced port reduction: Place all ingredients into a small pot and stir together. Simmer over medium-low to medium heat until the sugar dissolves and the mixture has reduced by one third. Set aside and allow reduction to cool.
3. For the tartlets: In a small mixing bowl combine the bleu cheese, cream and black pepper. Mix together with the back of a fork until the mixture is nice and creamy.
4. Cut out 2-2 1/2” inch circles of puff pastry with a circle cutter (or you can just cut your sheet into 9 squares).
5. Spread a small amount of the bleu cheese mixture over each piece of puff pastry, leaving a 1/4 boarder around each one.
6. Lay a few slices of pears over each schmear of bleu cheese spread and place each tartlet onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
7. Bake tartlets for about 17-22 minutes or until golden brown. Drizzle each tart with the port reduction and serve.

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  1. Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) Not Specified Not Specified

    These are beautiful. I love how the recipe uses pre-made puff pastry – it’s so great for things like this because even though it seems fancy, it’s easy to work with. Yum!

  2. Frances @ The Foodess Files Not Specified Not Specified

    Wow, this looks delicious! I am the biggest fan of chocolate, but sometimes you just need something different. I would even have this brunch!

  3. McKenna Ryan Not Specified Not Specified

    I just had an asian pear for the first time a few weeks ago and it was delicious. Which makes me want to try out this recipe even more!!

  4. Katie @ Blonde Ambition Not Specified Not Specified

    Ahhhh thank you for this! My parents have an Asian pear tree and every year, we end up with too many pears to know what to do with!

  5. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar Not Specified Not Specified

    These look absolutely fabulous! Gorgeous, as always!

  6. Laura Not Specified Not Specified

    I’ve never tried asian pears but I’m 110% adding them onto my grocery list for next week, they’d go well in a salad (me thinks!)

  7. wintersundays Not Specified Not Specified

    This is brilliant! I’ve always been afraid to work with puff pastry but now I have to try! This recipe just sounds too yummy to pass up. Thanks!!

  8. Mimi Not Specified Not Specified

    Beautiful! And I love your crust !

  9. Tahny Not Specified Not Specified

    The crust looks fantastic!

  10. Sara @ The Cozy Herbivore Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh, yum yum yum! I love everything about these sweet little thangs– the pear, the blue cheese, the port wine reduction. Such a classy/sassy dessert!

  11. Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking Not Specified Not Specified

    What little cuties! I feel like I would enjoy sampling this port reduction too much!

  12. Sarah Not Specified Not Specified

    I love the idea of a tart, especially for an appetizer. Pie twice in one meal? Yes, thank you.

  13. PolaM Not Specified Not Specified

    Those tartlets look delicious! Can I have one?

  14. jamie @ green beans & grapefruit Not Specified Not Specified

    These look incredible!

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  16. Natasha Not Specified Not Specified

    where I am we call those pears nashi apples, I love them, they taste just like a pear, but with the better shape of an apple, will defiantly have to try this recipe.

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