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Pear Hazelnut Goat Cheese Tart with Balsamic

Submitted by on November 30, 2014 – 9:09 am

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

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