Easy Puff Pastry Recipe; – Cheese, Apple Tart and Pear

 

 

Goats cheese, apple tart and pear is a simple puff pastry recipe topped with a drizzle of chili lime dressing.

The simple and easy recipe requires 30 minutes to an hour preparation time, approximately 10 to 30 minutes cooking time, and can serves 5.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon goat milk
  • 8 oz. goats’ cheese – log-shaped chevre
  • 14¼ oz. puff pastry
  • 2 cooking apples
  • 2 pears
  • 2 limes – juice only
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 fresh red chili
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • green salad

Directions:

  •   Preheat the oven to 360F.
  •   Roll out the puff pastry to a rectangle slightly larger than a sheet of A4 paper.
  •   Place the pastry on a greased baking sheet, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  •   Peel, core and finely slice the apples and pears and toss with half the lime juice.
  •   Using a hot, wet, sharp knife, cut the chevre in half lengthways.
  •   Finely slice the chevre into thin, half-moon shapes.
  •   Beat together the egg white and the goat milk.
  •   Take the puff pastry rectangle and brush the egg white mixture around its edges.
  •   Place alternate slices of apple and pear in neat lines across the rectangle, leaving a  2cm (¾in) gap of pastry        around the edge.
  •   Place the chevre slices so that they overlap with the fruit slices.
  •   Bake the fruit tart for 15-20 minutes until the pastry is crisp, the fruit is golden and     the goats’ cheese has          browned.
  •   Meanwhile, using a mortar and pestle, grind together the chili and sugar to form a    paste.
  •   Mix in the remaining lime juice, olive oil, salt and freshly ground pepper and mix   together well.
  •   Once the tart is cooked, remove from the oven and allow to rest for five minutes.
  •   Drizzle over the chili lime dressing and serve with a green salad.

 

Nutritional facts:

The Puff Pastry recipe contains 446 Calories per serving; – Fat 29.8g, Protein 9.3g, Carbohydrates 33.6g, Sugars 17.1g, Fibre 2.4g, Sodium 0.5g.

 

 

 


igourmet Buche de Chevre – Pound Cut (1 pound)

DIY “Homemade Goat Cheese Dessert”

Why make goat cheese dessert?

A Goat cheese dessert makes a memorable ending to a meal. Soft, creamy goat cheese combine well with fruit. And the result is a less sweet dessert that still has plenty of richness and will leave your guest savoring the taste of a delightful ending.

This goat cheese dessert recipe is made using a sesame seed crust.

The recipe makes one 9 x 11 pan of bars

 

Ingredients for dough:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar or evaporated can juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt

 

Ingredients for filling:

  • 16 oz fresh goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup goat milk
  • 24 oz. frozen blueberries or 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp granulated Tapioca
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

 

Directions for dough:

  • Preheat oven to 350° F . On a cookie sheet, toast sesame seeds for 10 minutes until golden. Let the sesame seeds cool then combine in a food processor with 1 cup of flour. Blend until the sesame seeds are ground up and smooth.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer with a paddle attachment, combine the flour and sesame seed mixture with 2 remaining cups of flour, sugar and salt. Add the butter in small chunks and mix until the texture is course, about 5 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk eggs and vanilla. Pour into dough while mixer is on a slow speed, continuing to mix until all liquid is absorbed. Using a rubber spatula, scrape the dough out of the bowl into a ball and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 3 days.
  • When the dough comes out of the refrigerator the consistency will be similar to cookie dough; soft and sticky. While working with the dough keep your hands covered with flour so the dough will stick to them less. Reserving about 1 cup of dough on the side, press the remaining dough evenly on the bottom of the 9×11 pan. Set aside and preheat the oven to 350° F.

Directions for filling:

  • With a spoon, mix together berries, brown sugar, cinnamon, tapioca and flour.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, gently beat goat cheese with egg, milk and vanilla.
  • Spread the goat cheese on top of the dough, then pour the berry mixture on top. Sprinkle the reserved 1 cup of dough over the top of the bars by pulling off small chunks of dough and dropping the pieces of dough on top of the bars.
  • Bake for 1 hour, until dough on top is slightly browned. Let cool before serving.

 

More suggestion:

You can also turn this recipe into a pie – just put the goat cheese and blueberry filling into a frozen pie shell.

 

 

 

Enjoy!