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Pear Tart with Gorgonzola, Caramelized Onions and Pecans

Pear Tart with Gorgonzola Cheese, Caramelized Onions, and Pecans. The flavors complement each other perfectly in this one of a kind savory appetizer.


Savory Pear Recipe

Pear Tart with Gorgonzola cheese, Caramelized Onions, and Pecans is pure pearfection! The Fall flavors complement each other giving the pear tart a sweet and savory taste. The golden-brown puff pastry serves as the delectable vessel with all mouthwatering ingredients.

The sweetness of the pears and caramelized onions matched with the distinct bold flavor of the Gorgonzola cheese and the soft crunch of the pecans on a fluffy golden puff pastry is the best thing you will put in your mouth this Fall.

Ingredient for Savory Pear Tart (scroll to the bottom for Recipe Card)

  • Puff Pastry
  • Pears
  • Egg
  • Onion
  • Gorgonzola Cheese 
  • Butter
  • Pecans

Pear Tart with Caramelized Onions, Cheese and Pecans

Recipe Tips

The recipe is simple.

The hardest part of this pear tart recipe is the slicing of the pears.

  • To cut the pears, I slice off the top to remove the stem. I then slice the pear in half. I take a melon baller and scoop out the center with the seeds. Lay the 2 slices of pears flat and slice.

This baby was an instant winner in the test kitchen. No recipe tweaks needed. You will want to serve it immediately. 

Handling Leftovers

The longer it sits the better the chance of it getting soggy due to the water in the pears. With that being said leftovers are not a good idea.

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Pear Gorgonzola Tart with Caramelized Onions and Pecans

Savory Pear Tart

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword pear recipe, savory tart
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Author Stephanie Jackson


  • 1 2/3 sheets of ready to bake puff pastry sheets. Should roughly fit a 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 baking sheet.
  • 1 egg
  • 4-5 pears seeds removed and sliced.
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 1 Tbs butter
  • 3 oz. Gorgonzola cheese crumbled
  • 1/4 cup pecans chopped


  1. Lay puff pastry flat on the baking sheet.
  2. Crack egg into a a small bowl and beat.
  3. Brush the egg along the edges of the puff pastry.
  4. Lay pear slices evenly in three rows.
  5. In a medium frying pan melt butter on a medium low heat.
  6. Add in the onion and turn the heat up to medium. Cook the onions stirring occasionally until the onions are translucent and brown in color.
  7. Evenly distribute the onions on top of the pears.
  8. Sprinkle the Gorgonzola cheese and pecans evenly on top of the pears and onions.
  9. Bake at 400F for 15 minutes until edges are golden.
  10. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

Do not use over ripened pears. If they are already mushy when handling them they will be mush when you bake them. Choose pears that are firm but still give a little when you press your finger into them.


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