Pear Pastries with Blue Cheese

    1 hour 30 minutes

    These are an easy appetiser to make and guests can't get enough. The perfect balance of sweet and savoury.

    48 people made this

    Serves: 36 

    • 3 tablespoons butter
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 4 sweet onions, thinly sliced
    • 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste
    • 600g frozen puff pastry, thawed
    • 2 firm pears, peeled, quartered and sliced
    • 3/4 cup crumbled blue cheese

    Preparation:35min  ›  Cook:55min  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. Line two baking trays with baking paper.
    2. Melt the butter and olive oil in a large frypan over medium heat. Stir the onions into the butter and cook until the onions have softened and caramelized to a deep, golden brown, 30 to 40 minutes. Stir frequently as the onions cook to keep them from burning. Once done, season with salt and pepper and set aside to cool.
    3. Use a sharp knife to cut each sheet of puff pastry into 9 squares. Cut each square in half diagonally to yield 36 triangles. Place the triangles onto the prepared baking trays, and top with the caramelized onions, pears, and 1 teaspoon of blue cheese.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until the pastry is puffed and golden brown, 20 to 30 minutes. Allow to cool to room temperature before serving.

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    I was nervous to experiment with a new dish for our party... especially because there had only been 2 reviews... but it was SO good!! Everyone loved them! The pear had such a delicate flavor you could hardly tell it was there, I used d'anjou pears, I don't know if another kind would taste different. Don't skimp on the cheese... I cooked up 4 sweet onions (3 inches in diameter), and had about a cup left over. Three onions would have done just fine.  -  01 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I really liked these, but the whole process was a little strange. The flavor was good, and the guests ate them up, but the next time I make them I will use the puff pastry cups. I tried it both as written in the directions and as one reviewer mentioned stuffing the triangles. both ways didn't get enough filling for me and I ended up with huge bites of puff pastry with only the middle bite with filling. I would highly recommend this recipe, and I will make it again, just using the cups instead.  -  14 Sep 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This recipe came out amazing! I did like the previous review and put the items inside the triangles. It was a hit with the group I made it for and I would definitely make it again! I might next time add a little balsamic vinegar for a bit more flavor, though.  -  17 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)