So, I was at Costco (the greatest place on earth) and they had PEARS!  My family loves pears.  I promptly bought two boxes, yes that is 24 pears.  Seems like a lot, right? Nope-they are almost all gone.  We use them in smoothes in the morning, snacks after school, in yogurt… They are such a great fruit and very Fallish.  

The other day I was thinking about Fall and how I wish it would get here!  I mean it is the end of October and it is 90 degrees. I am not sure that we are ever going to see Fall. I am hot and cranky and I need some cool weather-now! But since I can’t make it turn cooler I have been thinking about how I could make some cool weather dishes.  Specifically how I could use some of the pears I bought in an appetizer that could be served at a party since party season is right around the corner. But, I wanted to come up with an dish that the pears did not turn brown while sitting out at a party. Here is what I came up with-Blue Cheese and Pear Tart. It is sweet and savory and oh so good.  It is not difficult-I promise! I think it took me 5 minutes to prepare. 
Let me know your thoughts and ideas!!


Blue Cheese and Pear Tart

Makes about 8 large servings

1 sheet of frozen puff pastry, thawed
4 oz. blue cheese, crumbled
2 pears, cut into thin slices
1 Tablespoon honey
1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 400°

Unfold the pastry sheet on to a cutting board.  Roll or stretch out just a bit and place it on parchment lined cooking sheet. 

Fold the edges up about 1/4" and crimp with a fork. 

Sprinkle blue cheese and rosemary onto pastry. Arrange the pears on top of cheese. Drizzle pears with honey.

Bake pastry for approximately 20 minutes or until golden brown. 

Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cut into squares. Serve warm or at room temperature. 

*I also made this with brie instead of blue cheese and that was delicious as well.