PEARS AND GORGONZOLA CHEESE COMBINE TO MAKE A SWEET, SALTY PAIRING THAT MAKES A PERFECT APPETIZER!
Fruit is naturally sweet, as we all know, and pears are no exception. They have a mildly sweet flavor and texture that lends itself to many different recipes.
Pears can be seen poached, peeled, made into sauce and more. Their mild flavor brings out the taste and textures of the food they are paired with, making them excellent for meat and cheese trays.
Gorgonzola cheese is similar to blue cheese in texture and scent. Both have a strong, but enjoyable “bite” to them.
Any pear can be used in this recipe, but I love the texture and color of Bartlett pears myself. Nice and soft when ripe, they also don’t get mushy in this tart.
The dough can be made ahead and frozen. All you need to do is wrap it well with plastic wrap and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
– All purpose flour – Salt – Butter
– Very cold water – Bartlett pears – Gorgonzola