Pear and Blue Cheese Tart

Ingredients

  • 50g Blue cheese
  • 150g Quark
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Sheet pre-made shortcrust
  • Candied Pecans ½ cup Pecan pieces
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • 1 tblspn water
  • Cooking Vinaigrette
  • Juice of 1 pear
  • 20ml olive oil
  • 20 ml Verjuice
  • Salt/pepper to season

Method

Pre- heat fan forced oven 150 °C . Take a 13cms x 36cms (5ins x 14ins) rectangular tart tin lined with baking paper .Cut pastry to fit Place blue cheese, quark, eggs and salt in food processor blend until smooth. Pour into tart tin. Place in oven for 20 mins Candied Pecans ½ cup Pecan pieces ½ cup caster sugar 1 tblspn water.

Place ingredients in small saucepan on low heat stir until sugar dissolves, brushing down sides with water until boiling Boil until syrup turns caramel colour. Coat pecans and place on greaseproof paper till cool. Place on top of fresh mixed leaf lettuce. Pear 1 Williams pear Cut into wedges pan fry in butter till golden Place on top of tart once finished cooking Vinaigrette Juice of 1 pear 20ml olive oil 20 ml Verjuice Salt/pepper to season Combine all ingredients and whisk

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