← Back to Search Results
baking Italian, Sicily
Gorgonzola and Pear Tart

Photo by:
Comments: 0
 

Recipe

Torta di Gorgonzola e Pere

Yield: Serves 6

Ingredients

  • ½ pound gorgonzola cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 sheet (½ pound) frozen puff pastry, thawed at room temperature for 30 minutes
  • 4 pears, peeled, cored, seeded, and cut into thin slices

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Coarsely chop the cheese and heat it in a small saucepan with the heavy cream over very low heat, stirring often. When the mixture is smooth, remove from the heat. Let cool for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, roll out the puff pastry on a lightly floured surface. Cut it into a 9-inch circle and fit into a 9-inch round tart or baking pan. Prick the surface of the pastry in a dozen or so places with a fork. Spoon half of the cheese mixture over the surface of the puff pastry. Arrange layers of the pear slices in 2 overlapping circles on top of it. Spoon the remaining cheese mixture evenly over the top of the pears.

Bake for 30 minutes or until the top is golden.

Let rest for 15 minutes. Cut in wedges and serve.


© 2001 Giovanne Tornabene and Gilda Di Paola Tornabene
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

456kcal (23%)
223mg (22%)
5mg (8%)
130mcg RAE (4%)
271mg
24mg
12g
12g
4g
37g
46mg (15%)
628mg (26%)
14g (69%)
30g (47%)
1mg (7%)
 

Would you like to leave a comment about this recipe?

Notify me of new comments on this recipe. Add comment

We'd love to hear what you think!

Please or to add a comment to this recipe.
 

Sign up for
The Cookstr Weekly

Free handpicked cookbook recipes delivered straight to your inbox

Explore Cookbooks on Cookstr

the-splendid-tables-how-to-eat-weekends The Splendid Table's How to...
by Sally Swift, Lynne Rosetto Kasper
lidias-italy Lidia's Italy
by Lidia Bastianich
125-best-vegan-recipes 125 Best Vegan Recipes
by Maxine Effenson Chuck, Beth Gurney
the-lee-bros-southern-cookbook-stories-and-recipes-for-southerners-and-would-be-southerners The Lee Bros. Southern Cook...
by Ted Lee, Matt Lee
everyday-chinese-cooking Everyday Chinese Cooking
by Katie Chin, Leeann Chin
hot-sour-salty-sweet Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet
by Jeffrey Alford, Naomi Duguid
chez-panisse-fruit Chez Panisse Fruit
by Alice Waters
the-bread-bible The Bread Bible
by Rose Levy Beranbaum
jacques-torres-a-year-in-chocolate-80-recipes-for-holidays-and-special-occasions Jacques Torres' A Year in C...
by Judith Choate, Jacques Torres
le-bernardin-cookbook Le Bernardin Cookbook
by Eric Ripert, Maguy Le Coze
american-masala American Masala
by Suvir Saran
a-new-way-to-cook A New Way to Cook
by Sally Schneider
baked-new-frontiers-in-baking Baked: New Frontiers in Baking
by Matt Lewis, Renato Poliafito
cook-with-jamie Cook with Jamie
by Jamie Oliver
the-provence-cookbook The Provence Cookbook
by Patricia Wells
the-mozza-cookbook The Mozza Cookbook
by Nancy Silverton
Already a member? Sign in here
Close_overlay

Sign up to Cookstr!

  • Receive a free, handpicked selection of recipes in your inbox weekly
  • Save, share and comment on your favorite recipes in My Cookstr
  • Get updates on new cookbooks, Cookstr features, and other exclusives we know you'll love
Spinner
By signing up you accept the
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
New to Cookstr? Sign up here
Close_overlay

Sign in to Cookstr

Keep me logged in
close
Thanks for commenting!
Would you like to share your comment on Facebook or Twitter?