Pear and Blue Cheese Tarts

A lovely savory appetizer melding the classic flavors of pear and blue cheese. Delicious any time of the year, but a perfect addition to a harvest/autumn/Thanksgiving menu.

Original recipe makes 30 tarts


1 tablespoon butter
4 large onions, thinly sliced
3 pears, finely diced
2 cups crumbled blue cheese
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
30 (2 inch) frozen miniature tart shells

  • PREP

    15 mins

  • COOK

    1 hr


    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Heat butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; cook and stir onions until brown, soft, and sweet, 40 to 45 minutes. Let onions cool for a few minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Remove tart shells from freezer and place on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  3. Combine caramelized onions with pears, blue cheese, and walnuts in a large bowl. Spoon pear-blue cheese filling into still-frozen tart shells.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the filling is hot and melted and the pastry shells are lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes. Serve warm or cooled.


Calories: 197 kcal
Carbohydrates: 20.2 g
Cholesterol: 8 mg
Fat: 11.2 g
Fiber: 1.1 g
Protein: 4.4 g
Sodium: 201 mg