Gorgonzola, Pear and Parma Ham Puff Pastry Tarts

These Gorgonzola tarts are the perfect dinner party starter or light lunch. The recipe combines delicious Gorgonzola cheese with pear and Parma Ham. To make the tarts, simply brush the puff pastry squares with beaten egg and season. Spread with crème fraîche and top with pear slices, Gorgonzola, walnuts, Parma Ham and thyme leaves. Cook and serve once golden brown.

Serves 4
4 x 13cm2 puff pastry squares
1 egg, beaten
3 tbsp crème fraîche
1 pear, cored and sliced
80g Gorgonzola Dolce
30g walnuts, chopped
2 slices Parma Ham, roughly torn
2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
Cracked black pepper

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C
  2. Score a 1cm rim around the perimeter of the pastry squares. Prick the centre all over with a fork. Brush pastry with beaten egg and sprinkle with pepper
  3. Spread a little crème fraîche over the base of each tart and add a layer of pear slices
  4. Top each tart with Gorgonzola, walnuts, Parma Ham and thyme leaves
  5. Bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes until the pastry has risen and turned golden brown