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Savory Pear Recipe

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.