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Pear Hazelnut Goat Cheese Tart with Balsamic
November 30, 2014 – 9:09 am | No Comment

Pear Hazelnut Goat Cheese Tart

Whether you are running short on time or just looking for a delicious appetizer, try our Pear Hazelnut Goat Cheese Tart with Balsamic. It simply takes 5 minutes to prepare, and only 20 short minutes in the oven. Making this tart the perfect choice this busy holiday season for any party, or a quick and delicious dinner.

We used our Pear Hazelnut Jam that is made with cinnamon, Bartlett pears, crunchy bits of hazelnut and lemon zest. Topped with creamy goat cheese and balsamic reduction, served over flaky crust. This appetizer will surely become one of your favorite recipes.

Pear Hazelnut Goat Cheese Tart

Pear Hazelnut Goat Cheese Tart

Pear Hazelnut Goat Cheese Tart with Balsamic
serves 4

1 large sheet of puff pastry
1 egg yolk mixed with 1 tablespoon milk
4 tablespoons Oregon Growers Pear Hazelnut Jam
Goat Cheese cut into 2, 1/2″ thick rounds
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup balsamic vinegar

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Using a 5″ round pastry cutter or a small bowl, cut 2 rounds of pastry and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Using a sharp knife, score a border 1/2″ in from the border, being careful to not cut all the way through. Prick the center of the circle with a fork. Brush the outer edge with the egg wash.

Place 2 tablespoons of jam onto each circle and evenly spread it out. Place 1 goat cheese round on top and season with salt and pepper.

Bake for 20 minutes until golden.

In a small saucepan bring the balsamic vinegar to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until reduced by half.

Serve the Pear Hazelnut Goat Cheese Tartlets with a drizzle of balsamic syrup.

Pear Hazelnut Goat Cheese Tart

Sparkling Cranberry Pear Cocktail
November 25, 2014 – 7:19 pm | No Comment
Sparkling Cranberry Pear Cocktail

With the holidays approaching quickly it is time to start planning our festive meals. Our cranberry pear jam topped with sparkling champagne and a dash of bitters, makes the perfect holiday cocktail. The jam is made with Oregon’s best cranberries, Hood River’s famous Anjou Pears, lemon, orange, and spices.

Jars, Labels, Logos, and Lids! New Packaging for 2014.
November 14, 2014 – 12:16 pm | 2 Comments
Jars, Labels, Logos, and Lids! New Packaging for 2014.

Jars, Labels, Logos, and Lids! New Packaging for 2014.
It has been a whirlwind year here in our humble little basement office in lovely Hood River Oregon. Over the last year we have quietly been working …

Sausage Rolls with Shallots + Pears
October 8, 2014 – 3:28 pm | No Comment
Sausage Rolls with Shallots + Pears

We are always on the look out for ways to incorporate our jam into every day recipes. And we think we found one that you will love. Flaky rolls filled with sausage, shallots and our …

Marionberry Marshmallow Smores
September 10, 2014 – 9:54 am | No Comment
Marionberry Marshmallow Smores

We know that a good jam is great to use for so much more than just your average PB&J. We are always looking for new and exciting ways to use jams, and experimenting with desserts …

Strawberry Jam + Gin Cocktail
August 21, 2014 – 11:03 am | No Comment
Strawberry Jam + Gin Cocktail

Jam is a great ingredient to add into your cocktails, the natural sweetness and flavor from the fruit is a great balance to the alcohol. It is a great way to incorporate fresh summer flavors …

Peanut Butter & Jelly Milkshake
August 13, 2014 – 1:53 pm | No Comment
Peanut Butter & Jelly Milkshake

We took our popular Red Raspberry Jam combined it with peanut butter, a little vanilla ice cream and a big splash of milk to create a rich, creamy, delicious milkshake. Everything we love about the …

Bacon & Kalamata Olive Pizza with Honey Sea Salt Crust
July 23, 2014 – 11:36 am | No Comment
Bacon & Kalamata Olive Pizza with Honey Sea Salt Crust

A few weeks ago we visited Oven and Shaker in the Pearl District, one of our favorite Portland stops for pizza and beer. One of the stand out menu items for us is their Spicy Salami pizza. They drizzle honey on the crust, and it is the perfect balance of spicy and sweet.

New Pendleton BBQ Sauce Flavors Just In Time for Summer
June 11, 2014 – 1:10 pm | No Comment
New Pendleton BBQ Sauce Flavors Just In Time for Summer

 
We are so thrilled to announce, in our continuing partnership with Hood River Distillers, two new Pendleton® barbecue sauce flavors: The Hot + Spicy and Brown Sugar + Molasses.
The new flavors will join the Original …

BBQ Ribs with Honey + Whisky
June 5, 2014 – 6:12 pm | No Comment
BBQ Ribs with Honey + Whisky

When you combine Pendleton Mesquite BBQ Sauce with Oregon Growers Northwest Wildflower Honey and a little Pendleton Whisky, the flavor is smoky, smooth, slightly sweet and absolutely perfect. For this recipe, we used the oven, …

Black Cherry Meringue Cookies
May 20, 2014 – 12:51 pm | No Comment
Black Cherry Meringue Cookies

We recently held a contest on our Facebook page where people submitted their favorite recipes incorporating jam or fruit butter. Homemade pop-tarts, peanut butter and jelly cookie sandwiches and glazed chicken were among the entries that …