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Pear & Gruyere Tart with Thyme

Created by Striped Spatula
Get your sweet and salty fix with nutty Imported Gruyere melted on top of caramelized pears and flaky puff pastry with a warm honey drizzle. 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dessert, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 9


  • 1 large D’Anjou pear
  • 1 sheet puff pastry, defrosted
  • 1 tbsp honey Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded Imported Gruyère, divided
  • 1 large egg beaten with 1 teaspoon of water (egg wash)
  • 2 tbsp chopped walnuts
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • honey, for drizzling


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F with rack in the middle position. 
  • Cut pear in half lengthwise, core, and cut each half into 1/8-inch thick slices.
  • Place puff pastry onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Score a 1/2-inch border on all sides of the puff pastry with a sharp knife. Be careful not to cut all the way through.
  • Spread honey Dijon onto the puff pastry in an even layer, staying within the border you scored. Sprinkle 3/4 cup shredded Gruyère over the mustard. Layer pears over the cheese, overlapping slices. 
  • Sprinkle chopped walnuts over the pears, followed by the remaining 3/4 cup shredded Gruyère. Lightly brush exposed border of puff pastry with egg wash.
  • Bake 25 minutes, until pastry is puffed and golden and cheese is lightly browned.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle with thyme leaves. Let stand 5 minutes, drizzle tart with honey, cut into squares, and serve warm.
Keyword gruyere cheese, Pear & Gruyere Tart with Thyme