Balsamic Pear Tartlets

These sweet, savoury, cheesy pear tartlets are a cinch to make.  Only 4 ingredients and huge flavour!

The key to these tasty bites is to use an interesting semi-soft cheese and good quality balsamic vinegar.  I used Saint Paulin cheese because I particularly like it with pears.  (Saint Paulin is also amazing with slices of Granny Smith green apples and a glass of Chardonnay!)

You could substitute Brie cheese, Saint André’s, Champ Fleury…just think soft, ripe and flavourful. (ie NOT Mozzarella!)

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Use a good quality balsamic vinegar.  You only need a tiny amount or it will overpower the cheese/pear combination.  I like a standard balsamic vinegar which keeps them on the savoury side.

I have also made these with a Maple Balsamic Vinegar that a girl friend gifted me.   They were a bit sweeter than with the normal balsamic.  They were good but a little on the sweet side.  That combination would be interesting with a dessert cheese tray and dessert wine I think!

I served them as part of my Mother’s Day Buffet Luncheon along with Creamy Mushroom Rolls and Rolled Tea Sandwiches.  They make great lunch, brunch additions or appetizers.

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Balsamic Pear Tartlets
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Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
tartlets
Ingredients
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
tartlets
Ingredients
balsamic-pear-tart
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. (Or according to tart instructions).
  2. Cut cheese into 12 even pieces.
  3. Peel and core the pear. Dice finely.
  4. Distribute pear and cheese pieces evenly among the tart shells.
  5. Drizzle balsamic dressing sparingly over the filling.
  6. Bake approximately 20 minutes or according to tart instructions.
  7. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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