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Brie and Pear Tart ~ Ile De France Cheese Giveaway

Brie and Pear Tart Recipe

Fall is upon us. Time for picking apples, making hot beverages, and baking a sweet and savory Brie and Pear Tart Recipe. Maybe the latter isn’t a traditional fall activity, but I assure you, it should be at the top of everyone’s list!

If you’ve been reading ASP very long, you know, there are very few things I enjoy as much as cheese. In fact I believe cheese to be an ingredient that makes every other ingredient better. Don’t believe me?

Cheese and Chocolate: Ricotta Chocolate Chip Muffins

Cheese and Seafood: Southern Shrimp and Cheesy Grits

Cheese and Pumpkin: Creamy Chocolate Pumpkin Bar

Cheese and Pickles: Ploughman’s Lunch

Cheese and Beets: Roasted Beet and Radicchio Salad

See… and you doubted.

Ile De France Cheese

Recently I received a package from Ile De France Cheese. I couldn’t have been happier receiving a box of Italian shoes or rare gemstones. Ile De France asked if I would taste their brie and goat cheese then compare them to other popular brands.  They wondered if I could taste a difference.

As I sat in giddy euphoria, scooping little nibbles with a cheese knife that I put STRAIGHT into my mouth, I did notice some differences…

First the brie:  A small, but note-worthy observation, the Ile De France Brie was packaged better than the other two cheeses. No,  I was not swayed by pretty packaging. Better air-tight wrapping gave the Ile De France brie a much fresher taste. The brie was bright and ripe with a nutty back note. The texture was also extremely creamy, while one of the others was dense and the third was a bit gummy.

As for the goat cheese:  I noticed again, a distinct freshness that was not apparent in the other two cheeses. It was delicately tangy with a smooth texture, yet crumbly when cold and spreadable at room temperature.

The reason, I learned, for the impeccable flavor is the Ile De France “La Creme du Jour” crafting process. They make their cheeses the same day the cream is extracted–within 48 hours of the time of milking. The cows and goats are grass-fed to guarantee superior taste, better health benefits, and a much more eco-friendly cheese. It’s comforting to find companies who put that much thought into what they offer us.

How to Make Pear Tart

I adore pairing fruit and cheese. This simple, yet elegant, Brie and Pear Tart recipe holds the perfect balance of sweet and savory. It is not exactly a dessert, or an appetizer… it’s both!

How to Make Brie Pear Tart

Serve this as a luxurious first-course, as a main course with a salad, or as a european-style dessert (meaning not super sweet.) Anyway you serve this tart, it’s sure to be a show stopper.

Brie and Pear Tart

Brie and Pear Tart

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time:20 minutes

Cook Time:35 minutes

Ingredients:

1 roll out refrigerated pie crust (or make from scratch)
1 wedge of Ile De France Brie, about ½ lb.
3-4 ripe pears
¼ cup brown sugar
1 ½ Tb. Pear Brandy (or pear schnapps)
Salt

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Roll out the piecrust and carefully fit it down into the tart pan—making sure not to stretch the dough. Fold the excess dough inward and press into the ridges of the pan.

Slice the brie into thin strips. Cover the bottom of the tart with the brie and press around evenly.

Cut pears into super-thin slices. Overlap them around the exterior of the tart pan, leaving a whole in the middle.

Then stand the slices up and press into the exposed brie, creating the shape of a rose. Continue to bend and overlap the pears all the way to the center. It will take very thin slices to curl in the middle.

Mix the brown sugar and pear brandy in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the top of the pears; then sprinkle with salt.

Bake for 30-40 minutes—until the brie is bubbling up and the crust in golden.

Sit for 10 minutes before extracting it from the tart pan and cutting.

Making this recipe? Why not take a quick shot and share it on Instagram! Make sure to tag it #ASpicyPerspective so we can see what you're cooking!

Simple Pear TartServed on beautiful Villeroy & Boch dishes.

I have a fantastic Ile De France Giveaway for you today!

One LUCKY reader will receive this gorgeous cheese board and dome, a cheese knife, and a delicious assortment of Ile De France Cheeses.

To Enter: ~CLOSED~

Leave a comment describing your favorite way to eat brie or goat cheese.

For additional entries:

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A winner will be selected by random drawing and announced September 29th. Winner: Craftwhack

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299 Responses to “Brie and Pear Tart ~ Ile De France Cheese Giveaway”

  1. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.posted September 22, 2011 at 6:17 am

    omg that is so gorgeous! Awesome giveaway

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  2. Chef Dennisposted September 22, 2011 at 6:21 am

    what a perfect tart! I’ve never baked with Brie, it sounds delicious in a tart!
    Great giveaway too!

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  3. Craftwhackposted September 22, 2011 at 6:23 am

    Yummmmmmmm. I just discovered you through SITS, and I’ve clicked all over your site, subscribing and connecting and getting hungry. I have some goat cheese in the fridge right now that I am going to pull out this evening to eat with sun dried tomatoes packed in olive oil and herbs, all over chunks of fresh bread.

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  4. Heather @ Not a DIY Lifeposted September 22, 2011 at 6:24 am

    That looks amazing! I love cheese of all kinds, but I haven’t experimented a lot with the fancy cheeses. I’d love to try this though! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. My German Kitchen...in the Rockiesposted September 22, 2011 at 6:39 am

    Sommer, what a beautiful looking tart. I am sure it tasted even better. I love brie. It would make a great appetizer in smaller pie shells.
    I think all of their cheeses are really good. Maybe I’ll be the lucky winner.
    Kirsten

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  6. The Kitchen Noobposted September 22, 2011 at 6:40 am

    Very nice work with the pears!

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  7. jeannetteposted September 22, 2011 at 6:42 am

    i love brie melted. on anything. grilled cheese, wrapped in flaky pastry, you name it. i’ve never tried goat cheese but i’m betting it’d be good on salads, maybe pizza??

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  8. jeannetteposted September 22, 2011 at 6:43 am

    i follow ASP on twitter

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  9. jeannetteposted September 22, 2011 at 6:43 am

    i like ASP on facebook,

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  10. jeannetteposted September 22, 2011 at 6:45 am

    i tweeted this giveaway and gorgeous tart!!

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  11. Christyposted September 22, 2011 at 6:51 am

    I share your passion for cheese. This European style dessert is perfect! I could easily skip dessert and opt for the cheese course anytime. You’ve inspired me to make something with brie tonight for my parents anniversary. They love brie, and my Aunt sent me some pecans from Georgia. I think I’ll make a phyllo wrapped brie topped with pecans and cranberry jam!

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  12. Danaposted September 22, 2011 at 6:57 am

    This is a gorgeous post and giveaway. You have me rethinking my entire week’s grocery budget to afford all of that lovely cheese for a single tart.

    We eat plenty of goat cheese in my household, mainly as a delicate addition to salads, sandwiches and chicken entrees. Anywhere I can crumble and stuff :)

    Dana @ http://www.hotpinkapron.com

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  13. Laurenposted September 22, 2011 at 7:02 am

    This look beautiful! How is it if you reheat it?

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    • Sommer — September 22nd, 2011 @ 7:12 am

      GOOD! we made two last week and I reheated a piece for breakfast. It was still fantastic. :)

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  14. The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Timeposted September 22, 2011 at 7:05 am

    I’m French. Of course I love cheese. And, I adore Brie. Your tart is absolutely amazing. I don’t know that I could possibly ever have the patience to lay down the pear slices so perfectly. With the flavor of the Brie underneath, I’m sure it tasted more heavenly than it looked (if that’s even possible).

    You ask how I would enjoy the Brie; the way I always do. Dudette and I sit together with a loaf of French bread, a bowl of grapes and a wedge of Brie. We talk while we eat. I’m so, so happy that Brie is one of the cheeses that she really enjoys (she won’t go anywhere near Blue, but that may change someday).

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  15. The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Timeposted September 22, 2011 at 7:06 am

    Of course, I follow you on Facebook and Twitter already. How could I not????

    Reply

  16. Kateposted September 22, 2011 at 7:11 am

    I love to make brie and fresh fig sandwiches for lunch when figs are in season.

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  17. Lizposted September 22, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Such a stunning tart! Love the pear rosette in the center~

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  18. Curtposted September 22, 2011 at 7:22 am

    Does that ever look delicious!

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  19. Lolly @ Lolly's Sweet Treatsposted September 22, 2011 at 7:24 am

    Beautiful pictures! Your tart looks absolutely scrumptious. I love brie and fruit. Just liked you on Facebook!

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  20. Steph Cruzposted September 22, 2011 at 7:28 am

    Love goat cheese & brie! One favorite recipe for goat cheese: Goat Cheese and Sage Mashed Potatoes…now I’m hungry! Printed out the Brie and Pear Tart recipe to make this weekend! Thanks!

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  21. Sandra's Easy Cookingposted September 22, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Wow, my goodness..what a wonderful combination, brie and pear! Love how it looks, sound of recipe and I can only imagine the wonderful taste!
    Follow Ile De France Cheese on Facebook

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  22. Sandra's Easy Cookingposted September 22, 2011 at 7:32 am

    Following Ile De France Cheese on twitter! And you too!

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  23. Mariaposted September 22, 2011 at 7:55 am

    What a gorgeous tart!

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  24. Laura @ Family Spiceposted September 22, 2011 at 8:01 am

    I agree about cheese – it certainly makes life so much more delicious! Gorgeous presentation. I love how you arranged the pears to look like a flower in the center.

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  25. Laura @ Family Spiceposted September 22, 2011 at 8:02 am

    I already follow you on Twitter!

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  26. Laura @ Family Spiceposted September 22, 2011 at 8:03 am

    How was I not following you on FB? I am now!

    Reply

  27. Laura @ Family Spiceposted September 22, 2011 at 8:05 am

    And following Ile De France Cheese on FB & Twitter… Yes, I love cheese, too!

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  28. Nellposted September 22, 2011 at 8:12 am

    I love the goat cheese paired with chopped cranberries and nuts for holiday parties. Have got to try that gorgeous pear tart…..think I’ll need patience!!!

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  29. ladywildposted September 22, 2011 at 8:13 am

    I love goat cheese and brie so much its silly. I have been known to eat a spoonful, just out of the pack. My favorite way to eat chevre is probably with apricots. They just taste awesome together. Brie, well, I like it best just plain.

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  30. ladywildposted September 22, 2011 at 8:15 am

    I liked ASP on FB

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  31. ladywildposted September 22, 2011 at 8:16 am

    I liked Ile De France Cheese on FB

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  32. Emilyposted September 22, 2011 at 8:22 am

    I already follow IDF on both Facebook and twitter.

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  33. Emilyposted September 22, 2011 at 8:22 am

    I just followed you on Facebook and Twitter.

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  34. Emilyposted September 22, 2011 at 8:23 am
  35. Emilyposted September 22, 2011 at 8:28 am

    I’m such a doofus! I forgot to say my favorite way to eat brie and goat cheese. I love making a panini with ham and brie and apple slices and grainy mustard, that’s probably my favorite way to eat brie. As for goat cheese, it’s not like there are any bad ways to enjoy it, but I really love it sprinkled on top of fried green tomatoes with a roasted red pepper sauce drizzled over the whole thing.

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  36. Athena Rposted September 22, 2011 at 8:31 am

    That is one beautiful tart. I love goat cheese in omelets or quiches. I pretty much like it on everything. I haven’t eaten a lot of brie but it is delicious too on sandwiches.

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  37. Cookin' Canuckposted September 22, 2011 at 8:33 am

    Oh, Sommer. I feel as though you made this just for me (you did,right?) Brie is my all-time favorite cheese and Ile de France is my favorite cheese companies (if you haven’t tried their Saint Andre cheese, run to the store to buy some). Wonderful recipe!

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  38. Athena Rposted September 22, 2011 at 8:34 am
  39. Athena Rposted September 22, 2011 at 8:34 am

    I follow IDF on Twitter @GoddessFoodie.

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  40. Athena Rposted September 22, 2011 at 8:37 am

    I follow you on Twitter @GoddessFoodie.

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  41. Athena Rposted September 22, 2011 at 8:38 am

    I like you on FB.

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  42. Kimmiposted September 22, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Oh, simply gorgeous! I almost shed a tear at its beauty.

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  43. Meg @ Sweet Twistposted September 22, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Sounds delicious. I like brie melted with balsamic pears and caramelized onions.

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  44. Pamposted September 22, 2011 at 8:46 am

    My only complaint – I would never serve that. It is entirely too pretty to eat!!!!

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  45. Pamposted September 22, 2011 at 8:47 am

    I follow Ill de France on Facebook.

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  46. Lauren at Keep It Sweetposted September 22, 2011 at 9:52 am

    I love goat cheese in any form but my favorite is warm on top of salad!

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  47. Lauren at Keep It Sweetposted September 22, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Now following on Twitter:-)

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  48. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.posted September 22, 2011 at 8:53 am

    This looks beautiful and delicious!! My favorite way to enjoy brie is by making brie en croute with apricot jam and serving it with warm bread or crackers!

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  49. Mi Vida en un Dulceposted September 22, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Pear and brie cheese, great combination. This Tart looks so elegant and should taste as well.

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  50. Heather | Farmgirl Gourmetposted September 22, 2011 at 9:04 am

    WOW SOMMER! That tart = HEAVEN! I’m not a caps person, but this deserves ALL CAPS. :) Delish! I love brie baked with dried fruits and served with crackers. That says “football food” to me. Not my husband, but we’re not talking about him right now. :) Anyway, great recipe and love the giveaway. I follow you and Ile on both FB and Twitter already. I’m going to go scroll back to the top and swoon some more.

    x
    ~H

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  51. Joyposted September 22, 2011 at 9:15 am

    The tart looks great.

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  52. Susieposted September 22, 2011 at 9:38 am

    This tart is so pretty I love the flower in the middle. :) I love brie. The sweet/savory combination with the pear sounds amazing.

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  53. Alisonposted September 22, 2011 at 9:52 am

    That looks both gorgeous and delicious! Funny you should mention brie. I threw together a quick appetizer last night (when it became clear that dinner would be late) of a small round of brie warmed in the micro and topped with fig spread. We often serve goat cheese drizzled with honey on crackers.

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  54. Nancy@acommunaltableposted September 22, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Gorgeous tart!!! Love the use of the brandy – will definitely have to try that out! I love Ille de France cheese as well!!

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  55. sippitysupposted September 22, 2011 at 10:15 am

    So sophisticated, cheese a shot of booze. Really delicious. GREG

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  56. Taylorposted September 22, 2011 at 10:16 am

    I like to spread goat cheese on sliced tomatoes with salt, pepper, and sometimes some herbs. Simple and delicious. As for the brie, there is nothing yummier than brie baked in a flaky pastry crust with some sort of jelly (jalapeno is good, but so are fruitier jellies). Yum!

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  57. Taylorposted September 22, 2011 at 10:18 am

    I’m following Ile de France on FB!

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  58. Taylorposted September 22, 2011 at 10:18 am

    I’m following Ile de France on Twitter!

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  59. Taylorposted September 22, 2011 at 10:19 am

    I’m already following ASP on FB

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  60. Taylorposted September 22, 2011 at 10:19 am

    I’m already following ASP on Twitter

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  61. Mari @ Mari's Cakesposted September 22, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Wonderful tart! I am sure that with brie it is a delicacy. Thanks for sharing.

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  62. Taylorposted September 22, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Posted the giveaway on FB

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  63. Taylorposted September 22, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Posted the giveaway on Twitter…now off to get me some pears :)

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  64. Steph@stephsbitebybiteposted September 22, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Not only is this tart gorgeous, but it sounds so tasty. I would never have thought to put brie in a tart, but it totally makes sense!

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  65. Jeanetteposted September 22, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Love the stunning arrangement of pears on top, especially the flower in the center, a total show stopper!

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  66. Kariposted September 22, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Mmmmm… Goat cheese is my favorite. I’d eat it on just about anything.

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  67. Barbara | Creative Culinaryposted September 22, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    I’ve long been a fan of their cheeses and baked brie en croute is a favorite of mine during the holidays. That being said…this tart is gorgeous. And I admit now. I am stealing your design idea. I will try to remember to give you props during the holiday party season but if for some reason I fail…know that my heart is in the right place. :)

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  68. Loriposted September 22, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Aaahhh, brie and pears are one of my most favorite pairings. Beautiful!

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  69. Krista {Budget Gourmet Mom}posted September 22, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Oh Sommer…that is so gorgeous!! I LOVE Brie with some fresh fruit and baguette. I could eat that for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

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  70. sweetsugarbelleposted September 22, 2011 at 11:25 am

    I cannot get OVER how pretty this is. Consider it PINNED! Wow!

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  71. Andrea {From the BOokshelf}posted September 22, 2011 at 11:27 am

    A wedge of brie, fig preserves, and a quick stint under the broiler! Yummm-o!

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  72. Dianaposted September 22, 2011 at 11:35 am

    I love brie with honey and walnuts!

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  73. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchenposted September 22, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    What an amazing presentation, the tart is just gorgeous. I’ve always enjoyed the pairing of brie and pears together but never in a tart like this. I like to make panini’s with slices of pear and brie.

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  74. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchenposted September 22, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Already follow you on Twitter.

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  75. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchenposted September 22, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Tweeted the contest too.

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  76. Sarah @ two tartsposted September 22, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    I stumbled over here from tastespotting – this looks delicious! And I might as well enter the giveaway contest while I’m at it…I like brie with crusty baguette

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  77. Amy @ Gastronome Tartposted September 22, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    This would be perfect as a main course with a salad! Love anything with Brie!

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  78. Molly McCroryposted September 22, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    I love brie baked with puff pastry and pecans, served with green apples. YUM making me hungry!!

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  79. Kathy - Panini Happyposted September 22, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    My goodness, that is beautiful!! I’m a big baked brie fan. :-)

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  80. Jessie C.posted September 22, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    I like brie with nuts and crackers.

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  81. Jessie C.posted September 22, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Follow Ile De France Cheese on Facebook
    jessie C

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  82. Jessie C.posted September 22, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Follow ASP on Facebook
    jessie c

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  83. Jessie C.posted September 22, 2011 at 12:21 pm
  84. Sarah Gposted September 22, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    I am following on Facebook

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  85. Janposted September 22, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    First on my list to bake with Brie would be this tart…Love it!

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  86. Janposted September 22, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    I am an email subscriber.

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  87. Jennieposted September 22, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    I like it covered in fig compote and wrapped in buttered phyllo dough and baked!

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  88. Natalieposted September 22, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    That tart is a thing of utter beauty. I like Brie baked with pepper jelly on top!

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  89. Amy Coppedgeposted September 22, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    I love this sandwich: Crusty bread (toasted), goat cheese, roasted beets, sea salt, and arugula.
    I also like to toss goat cheese with hot pasta for an instant creamy “sauce.”

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  90. Sarah Gposted September 22, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    I LOVE to fry up goat cheese and pair it with shrimp over a salad. YUM!

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  91. Deb @ knitstamaticposted September 22, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Oh my what a gorgeous tart! Aside from straight up, I love Brie drizzled with honey. Goat cheese is almost always in my house. I use in salads and stuffed into dates and both with figs.

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  92. Debposted September 22, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Brie with figs, toasted hazelnuts and a drizzle of honey flashed under the broiler. Goat cheese – extra tangy with fresh herbs sprinkled over sliced garden tomatoes; more mild with any kind of fruit preserves on a nutty cracker. Your tart is gorgeous!

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  93. Deb @ knitstamaticposted September 22, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    I already follow you on twitter.

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  94. Deb @ knitstamaticposted September 22, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    I already like you on Facebook.

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  95. Julieposted September 22, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    The great thing about cheese is that it requires so little. Brie+crusty bread+a glass of red wine? That is my ideal “last meal” right there. Of course, baked in puff pastry and drizzled with fruit preserves is good too. And goat cheese is just awesome in everything from salads to pasta to pizzas.

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  96. Sylvia@bascookingposted September 22, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Love the combo of pears and cheese, the tart looks stunning

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  97. Becca Bposted September 22, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    well i would eat them both just plain any day of the week, but lately brie+fig preserves on cinnamon raisin bagel thins are my thing! so amazing! or goat cheese mixed with pesto and eaten with a fat slice of tomato on some crusy wheat bread or a pita! yum!

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  98. Becca Bposted September 22, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    i like you on FB!

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  99. Becca Bposted September 22, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    i like ile de france on FB!

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  100. Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchenposted September 22, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    How gorgeous is that tart! Such simple ingredients, such a magical result!

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  101. Marieposted September 22, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    What a lovely giveaway. What I don’t like to put goat cheese on would be a shorter answer :) My favorite though is pizza. Yum!

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  102. Natashaposted September 22, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    The tart looks sooo yummy!! (and looks easy enough to make it) I love eating cheese straight up after it breathes.

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  103. Judyposted September 22, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    I love cheese! How great it would be to win this WONDERFUL gift!

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  104. Susan in the Booniesposted September 22, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    I love goat cheese with sundried tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and rosemary, on a toasted slice of baguette.

    My favorite Thanksgiving appetizer

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  105. Susan in the Booniesposted September 22, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    I liked you on Facebook.

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  106. Susan in the Booniesposted September 22, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    I liked Ile de France on Facebook.

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  107. mjskitposted September 22, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    What an absolutely gorgeous tart! It also sounds delicious. It sounds pretty easy to make so I will definitely being giving it a go since I have a crispy full of pears. However, I know I could never make mine look so lovely!

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  108. Susan in the Booniesposted September 22, 2011 at 1:41 pm
  109. Susan in the Booniesposted September 22, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    I tweeted: Simple Elegant Brie and Pear Tart and AMAZING @IDFCheese Giveaway on @SpicyPerspectiv ~ Don’t miss it! http://aspicyperspective.com/?p=7311
    https://twitter.com/#!/BoonieSooze/status/116961041677680640

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  110. Sasha @ The Procrastobakerposted September 22, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Oh this just looks so so beautiful! What a recipe :)

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  111. Susan in the Booniesposted September 22, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    I shared Simple Elegant Brie and Pear Tart and AMAZING @IDFCheese Giveaway on @SpicyPerspectiv ~ Don’t miss it! http://aspicyperspective.com/?p=7311
    on Facebook.
    I’m Susan Williams.

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  112. Sarahposted September 22, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    I would love to win this for my boyfriend, who fell in love (all over again) with brie this weekend when we visited Founding Farmers in Washington, DC. The serve a ciabatta crostini topped with sweet onion jam, green apple slices, and brie. He was in heaven :)

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  113. Sarahposted September 22, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    I just tweeted you!

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  114. Sarahposted September 22, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    And followed you on twitter!

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  115. Cynthiaposted September 22, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Gorgeous, gorgeous tart! This is my new favorite way to eat brie, of course (plus a bottle of wine)

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  116. Sarahposted September 22, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    And followed Ile de France too :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  117. Mindyposted September 22, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    I love goat cheese with beets in a salad!

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  118. kellypeaposted September 22, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    What a gorgeous tart, and how fortunate you are to have received such a fabulous package of cheese. I happen to have a wedge of their Brie in my cheese drawer right now having recently tried it with apples, a leafy herb blend and a bit of honey mustard in a quesadilla. I enjoyed it and so did my husband and son who were watching a football game. You don’t have to twist my arm about eating Brie — ever.

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  119. Melanie Purcellposted September 22, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    I simply love the brie wrapped in puffed pastry recipe you taught me. Have served it many times, always a hit! It has raspberry jam inside, then topped w almonds and brown sugAr.

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  120. Liz @ Southern Charmposted September 22, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    This looks amazing! I MUST try this because I’m pretty sure this will be my new fave way to eat brie :)

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  121. Melanie Purcellposted September 22, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Love the pear tart! Gorgeous…will definitely try this one. Having a lot of company in Nov!

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  122. Melanie Purcellposted September 22, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    The give away Is awesome! Another way I like brie is with my husband , snowy mountain side, after skiing…simply cut and spread on Bible Bread and a little vino on the side.

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  123. Georgia Pellegriniposted September 22, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    This is a work of art. It reminds me of the tarts I used to make while cooking in France. Ah the memories…

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  124. RavieNomNomsposted September 22, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Oh my word!! This is amazing!!! I am sooooo impressed. It lovely!

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  125. barbara nposted September 22, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    I love fried goat cheese on top of a salad with apple slices and walnuts! yum

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  126. Cindy B.posted September 22, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    I love making cheese balls, fondues, and cheesy herd crackers.

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  127. Cindy B.posted September 22, 2011 at 2:40 pm

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  130. martinaposted September 22, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    This is the most beautiful tart,I ever saw..:)wauuu…

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  131. Laura @ A Healthy Jalapeñoposted September 22, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    OK – Obsessed with this beautiful tart, cheese and your blog.
    Favorite way to have goat cheese is actually smeared on a cracker with a dollop of hot pepper jelly or/ horseradish and beets. simple and amazing!!!

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  132. vianney/sweet lifeposted September 22, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    stunning tart!! sommer!! tweeted!!

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  133. Stephanieposted September 22, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Looks beautiful! I love having brie just on crackers with a glass of sparkling wine.

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  134. Saraposted September 22, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    That looks delicious! I usually *tell* people my favorite way to eat brie is to eat it in a brie-and-apple tart (if I’m not just eating it straight from the chunk), but what usually *happens* is that I decide I don’t have the patience to wait that long, so I heat the brie up while I slice an apple and then smear the apple slices with it (or dip them in it) and eat the combination that way.

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  135. Delishhhposted September 22, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Huge huge huge cheese lover, i eat it every day – but i am a cheese snob :) I have to go to the cheese store and get the real stuff. If you ever want to treat yourself – i usually send this out to people for their birthday’s – order yourself cheese from http://www.fromage.com. they will ship you amazing stuff within 3 days from France – you will not be dissapointed. Trust me! Love the recipe. I eat my cheese straight on a cracker :)

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  136. Cucina49posted September 22, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Wow, that is gorgeous! Cutting those pears so precisely must have taken forever, but I bet it was worth it!

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  137. Russell at Chasing Deliciousposted September 22, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    This tart looks stunning! And delicious! My favorite way is grilled brie sandwiches. Yum

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  138. R. Tycolesposted September 22, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    I love Brie any way. BUT my favorite is baked with pears or apple with ham. Melt it and put it on toast with djon mustard. Or with fig jam with carmelized onion. Or just with fried sage.

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  139. Robinposted September 22, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Brie en croute with raspberry sauce!!! Goat cheese in cornbread (really… it’s good. Adds a tang)

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  140. Jen at The Three Little Pigletsposted September 22, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    That is gorgeous! And I’ll eat cheese just about anyway, but I especially like goat cheese on a nice thin crust pizza…

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  141. Graceposted September 22, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    I love eating brie with figs, wrapped in a basil leaf =)

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  142. Melissa@IWasBornToCookposted September 22, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Baked brie with apricot and walnuts is one of my favorites :)

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  143. Melissa@IWasBornToCookposted September 22, 2011 at 6:17 pm

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  144. nanascrivposted September 22, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    I would love this brie — and mostily I’ve eaten brie on crackers.

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  145. Katie@Cozydeliciousposted September 22, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    That tart is just beautiful! It might become my new favoite way to eat brie! I have a wedge of Ile de France brie in my fridge now… I usually do. I love it in a panini with pear slices, in scrambled eggs with fresh herbs, and even in meatloaf (seriously, really good, try it!). Yum!

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  146. Sarahposted September 22, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious!

    I love eating brie with apple slices. As for goat cheese, I like to coat round slices in bread crumbs, fry the rounds, and eat them on top of a fresh green salad. Got the idea in a restaurant in France!

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  147. Lilly Moedingposted September 22, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    That tart looks amazing! It’s on my must-make fall list. So, goat cheese and brie. I would eat goat cheese on ANYTHING – I adore it. Tonight I made homemade pasta sauce with red wine, balsamic vinegar, tomatoes from my parents garden and topped it all with goat cheese. Delish.

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  148. Christineposted September 22, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Yum, that looks amazing! Adding this to my ‘make’ pile. My favorite way to eat brie and goat cheese is on a cracker with some honey drizzled over it.

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  151. Carolinaheartstringsposted September 22, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    That is one beautiful dessert.you do such a great job. I would love to try this cheese.

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  152. Christineposted September 22, 2011 at 7:23 pm

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  154. Robinposted September 22, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    My favorite appetizer is: Cut a baguette into slices about 3mm thick and arrange on a baking sheet. Spread goat cheese on top. Sprinkle with Herbs de Provence. Drizzle with olive oil. Bake at 350 degrees F until the edges start turning golden brown. Serve on a beautiful platter. They are delicious appetizers and go great with salads. Bon Appetit!

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  155. torviewtorontoposted September 22, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    delicious combination tart looks beautiful

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  156. Cassandra Crosbyposted September 22, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    I can’t wait to make this. My favorite way to eat Brie is to wrap it in phyllo dough and bake until the cheese is melted and then cover with homemade raspberry jam and serve…it is amazing. The first time I had brie and pears together was in a tapas restaurant in Seattle, have been in love with the combination ever since.

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  157. Cheryl W.posted September 22, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    My favorite way to eat goat cheese is in a nice greek salad.

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  159. Kitaposted September 22, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Oh my God this looks amazing! All that cheese and apples – just wow!

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  160. Kitaposted September 22, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Oh! And my favorite way to eat goat cheese? Stuffed in chicken with lots of spicy peppers

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  162. Kathrynposted September 22, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    I love to make turkey, brie, and cranberry sandwiches!

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  170. Annposted September 22, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    What a GREAT giveaway and I can imagine how thrilled you were to get that package! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  174. Ellieposted September 22, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    I recently discovered a new pairing for goat cheese: pretzels. I kid you not. So. Good.

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  175. Mrs. Mordecaiposted September 22, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    I’ve only had brie once, but it was amazing! I didn’t get much beyond just eating it plain. But I did like it on crackers with a dollop of cherry jelly.

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  178. Julienposted September 22, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Call me traditional, but my favorite way to enjoy that all too delectable Brie is by tearing pieces of fresh baguette to use as little soldiers. Heck, I happily eat it plain!

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  179. Marieposted September 23, 2011 at 1:27 am

    I LOVE goat cheese! Well actually I just love cheese…all cheese. My favorite way to use goat cheese is crumbled on top of an heirloom tomato tart drizzled with scallion pesto. It’s sooo amazingly delicious!

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  180. Marieposted September 23, 2011 at 1:28 am

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  183. Charlotteposted September 23, 2011 at 2:32 am

    I absolutely have to try this! I love goats cheese on top of lasagne as a replacement for mozzarella! I also just love eating them with crackers, and that’s the best way to truly appreciate their flavour!

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  184. Jessenposted September 23, 2011 at 6:09 am

    Yum!! I’ve never baked Brie, but have said next time I get my hands on it, it’s going to be baked in phylo dough. This would be a perfect time to win!!

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  185. Lindaposted September 23, 2011 at 6:12 am

    Love, love, love this!! And I love brie…but honestly due try to limit myself as I could eat tons of it! Mostly I just love it melted with sourdough bread to dip in! Yep, in front of a roaring fire, brie and bread!! I’m definitely making this tart and I hope I can make it as pretty as you did!!!

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  186. Grietaposted September 23, 2011 at 7:34 am

    This looks so good. You mention to use pie crust – which is it, short crust pastry or puff pastry? (Those are the only ones in our supermarkets… (South Africa), and I’m tooo lazy to be making my own crust.

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  187. terryposted September 23, 2011 at 7:58 am

    This recipe will be tried this weekend! Thanks.

    My favorite recipe for Brie is a Puff Pastry with Apricot preserves and Brie. Yum!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  192. debposted September 23, 2011 at 8:46 am

    all i need with brie is fresh french bread and a ripe, juicy pear,,,,heaven

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  193. Tanyaposted September 23, 2011 at 9:36 am

    brie on some nice french bread. that’s all i need.

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  194. sam k.posted September 23, 2011 at 9:49 am

    I would kill for some crusty bread spread with apricot preserves and a slice of brie. My absolute favorite way to eat brie – and I don’t like apricot flavored ANYTHING on its own. But really, I love it plain, in sandwiches, baked with nuts, I’ll take it any way!

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  199. Semper Wifeyposted September 23, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Happy SITS day! This tart looks incredible! :)

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  200. Courtney Rposted September 23, 2011 at 10:25 am

    I love, love, LOVE making grilled apple, bacon, brie sandwiches with spicy sweet honey mustard. Fantastic combo!

    P.S. I’m making this tonight. Maybe it will trump my previous favorite brie recipe.

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  201. melinaposted September 23, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    I love brie & pear quesadillas!

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  202. Jenniposted September 23, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    I love a grilled brie panini with caramelized onions and spinach. YUM.

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  203. Mathildeposted September 23, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    I’m half French, so I eat any good cheese with just a loaf of fresh bread.. delicious!

    Btw, can I still participate in the giveaway if I’m Canadian but currently living in the US?

    Either way, thanks for the giveaway, and I can’t wait to try this recipe :)

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  204. Caraposted September 23, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Although I could easily eat brie or goat cheese straight up with nothing added, my favorite thing is how my mom prepares brie every Thanksgiving. She takes a HUGE sourdough, and hollows out all the bread in the center. She then fills it with TONS of brie, tops it with a “secret” spice, and cooks it up in the oven until the brie is completely melted and DELICIOUS. We then use the bread that was hallowed out to scoop up the brie. My family goes nuts for it, it’s like lions going after an antelope, pure carnage!

    And that tart looks amazing, I have to make it!

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  205. Sarahposted September 23, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    I love love love brie just sliced with good crusty bread and apples or pears.
    That tart is beautiful! I wonder if it would be just as good fresh instead of baked?

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  206. Christineposted September 23, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    A friend linked to this amazing recipe on Facebook and it is love at first sight! I will be going shopping for everything needed tomorrow and will be making it for Sunday brunch!

    The first time I had brie was on a picnic with my French friends at the Chateau de Chambord, the smell of freshly cut summer grass in the air. Nothing can quite top that experience, but simply brie and French bread together will bring back that wonderful memory.

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  207. Cathy Bposted September 23, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    my fave way to use goat cheese is with individual home made pizzas. My grandson has dairy probs but like many can eat and loves goat cheese.. I usually mash it with herbs and then refrigerator and then cut into pieces for the pizzas… really yummy when using baby spinach, garlic cloves, red onions, baby tomotoes, and olives.. they love it

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  208. Cathy Bposted September 23, 2011 at 9:55 pm

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  210. Lauraposted September 24, 2011 at 6:30 am

    I love to eat brie on anything!! It’s probably my favorite type of cheese :)

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  211. Natalieposted September 24, 2011 at 8:21 am

    One of my favorite ways to eat brie is to cut of a slab and sandwich it between two hamburger patties before grilling them. Then, when you take a bite of burger, you get the creamy brie cooked right into the burger. So good!

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  212. Carolyn Gposted September 24, 2011 at 10:26 am

    I love fried goat cheese. I roll it in some pankp and then fry it up. THen you can eat as it or put in a salad with some beets and walnuts and fresh greens. YUMMO

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  216. Tricia @ saving room for dessertposted September 24, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    You know this speaks to me Sommer! Yum :). I WILL give this a try. The pears are arranged beautifully! Great one.

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  217. Angie's Recipesposted September 24, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Sommer, what a beautiful tart!

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  218. Nelly Rodriguezposted September 24, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Love Brie with fruit preserves!

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  220. Karen Sueposted September 24, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Brie warmed in the oven with garlic, crusty bread and, of course, a goo glass of wine.

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  221. Suzanneposted September 24, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I love to warm the Brie in puff pastry and drizzle with crushed almonds and honey!

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  222. Cathposted September 25, 2011 at 7:31 am

    Pick me ! Pick me ! I am a Cheese Lover too, especially Brie, my husand makes an awesome “Brie en croute”, it is requested every time we get together with our friends !

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  223. Shea Graffposted September 25, 2011 at 8:05 am

    I LOVE both Brie and Goat Cheese…and I love simple recipes to share them at parties!

    For Brie- I love to serve it melted in a sourdough bread bowl with pesto. Just hollow out a bread bowl, spread pesto around the inside, and put a round of Brie (shave off casing) inside. Bake with top on in the oven until Brie is melted. Remove from oven and top with an extra dollop of pesto! Yum yum yum!

    For goat cheese – I love goat cheese with figs, so I always get a log of it and pour fig preserves on top! Easy and super tasty!

    Both go great with crackers or bread! Enjoy! – Shea

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  224. Shabsposted September 25, 2011 at 8:08 am

    Oh my !!! that is one very gorgeous…….gorgeous……..ver gorgeous looking tart , wish I had a slice right now !!!

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  225. Monetposted September 25, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Oh my, oh my…this looks heavenly! Especially to someone like me who is SURROUNDED by Brie enthusiasts. We love brie with freshly baked bread. I’m making this ASAP! Thank you for sharing another delicious recipe, my friend. I hope you are having a bountiful Sunday–good food, good company. Much love from Austin and many blessings!

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  226. Kristenposted September 25, 2011 at 9:32 am

    I love goat cheese on a flatbread sandwich with apples, red onions and chicken. MMMMM… Or baked on top of a bruschetta for a few minutes and slathered on a crusty bread.

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  227. Margotposted September 25, 2011 at 10:44 am

    I love brie with pears, apples, grapes and Irish soda bread! I

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  228. Lea Annposted September 25, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Absolutely beautiful photographs and tart. I HAVE to make this.

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  229. Annie Oakley's Kitchenposted September 25, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    WOW does that tart look fantastic in every way! My favorite way to eat brie is baked with honey and scooped up with fresh pink lady apples, pears, and grapes.

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  230. Kat @ Big Apple Little Kitchenposted September 25, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    I’ve been obsessed with goat cheese and beet salads lately!

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  231. Kat @ Big Apple Little Kitchenposted September 25, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    I’m officially a Facebook “liker” and a subscriber….loving your blog!

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  232. Kat @ Big Apple Little Kitchenposted September 25, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    ….and a Ile de France FB like-er too!

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  233. Shirleyposted September 25, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Pears and brie sound like a divine pairing! And that rose is so beautiful, I feel like I’d need a tutorial to make one that looks like yours.

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  234. Shirleyposted September 25, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    And my favorite way to eat brie is oven-warmed with either currant jelly or honey and almonds.

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  235. Mposted September 25, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    in quesadillas!

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  236. Pattiposted September 26, 2011 at 6:59 am

    I like brie wrapped in puff pastry with a layer of preserves and toasted almonds!

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  237. christellarposted September 26, 2011 at 9:28 am

    I definitely love Brie, apple compoté, and spinach paninis hands down!

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  238. Lady Jennieposted September 26, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Was the cheese pasteurized?

    I love love love the way you placed the apples on this tarte. I’m bookmarking your site on my netvibes account so I can follow you.

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  239. Emilyposted September 26, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Oh wow, this looks amazing!
    Brie is my favorite cheese and I adore it simply on water crackers at room temp.
    Thanks!

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  240. RisaGposted September 26, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    I adore goat cheese. I love it in an omelette but my absolute favorite way is in mashed poatoes like the Boursin Potato dish that is so popular. Only so much better.

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  241. RisaGposted September 26, 2011 at 5:15 pm

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  244. Pepy @Indonesia Eatsposted September 26, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    I saw your food photo through Season with Spice and got attracted by the pic. I love goat cheese with sandwich, crackers or phyllo pastry.

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  246. purplelarkspurposted September 27, 2011 at 7:56 am

    I love to sprinkle goat cheese on top of soups, stews and bean dishes.

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  251. Hollyposted September 27, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Brie and pears is actually my favourite way to eat brie. Usually on crusy bread or as part of a ploughman’s lunch.

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  252. Cécyposted September 27, 2011 at 9:16 am

    I would have never thought to mix brie and apples in a pie. But I guess why not right? It could be good with a puff pastry crust for an apetizer I would imagine.

    My favorite way to have goat cheese is fresh, with a slice of fresh crispy bread, maybe a little salt and pepper, herbs or a pesto.
    It is a fun cheese to cook with too. I’ve made a great savory struddle in the past for the holidays that had goat cheese, mushrooms, spinach and more in it.

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  253. Cécyposted September 27, 2011 at 9:17 am

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  254. Bonnie Bantersposted September 27, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Completely stunning and delicious looking. I love tarts. Thanks!

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  255. Mariaposted September 27, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Oh my goodness, this looks so delicious!! Mmm…

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  256. Mariaposted September 27, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Oh I was so taken by the tart I didn’t answer the question. A restaurant near us had an appetizer with warmed brie and pecan sasuce, served with apple slices & pita triangles. It was so amazing but they closed. :-(

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  257. Kristine Fosterposted September 27, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    I love brie and carmel apple skewers ( kebobs/speidinis)! Glass of Jacob’s Creek Merlot 1994 and I am all set and living in 7th heaven! Of course Clinquot Champagne is good with brie and apples too!

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  258. angieposted September 28, 2011 at 9:45 am

    I love goat cheese, especially feta, on my pizza and in my felafel wraps! mmmm!!!! I don’t really like Brie, but my hubby loves it with pears.

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  264. Jason Rossingtonposted September 28, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    I love to eat goats cheese with pickled beets I like my Brie baked in phyllo with a nice tart fruit compote like rhubarb in the spring or crab apple or coronation grape jelly with fresh herbs

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  265. Jason Rossingtonposted September 28, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    I love to eat goats cheese with pickled beets I like my Brie baked in phyllo with a nice tart fruit compote like rhubarb in the spring or crab apple or coronation grape jelly with fresh herbs

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  266. Meredith {InSockMonkeySlippers}posted September 28, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Simply gorgeous! I love brie and peach crostini

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  267. SShadyposted September 28, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Warm Brie with a crusty French baguette!

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  268. Dmarieposted September 29, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    arrived too late for the giveaway, but I always leave here feeling as if I’ve won something. what a beautiful tart, Spicy!!

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  269. Steve @ HPDposted October 2, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    You reminded me: I wonder how many people caught the joke on Modern Family when Mitchell brought Cameron a PB&J sandwich — pear, brie, and jambon. Cheers!

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  274. Sonia - L'Exquisitposted October 10, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    I prepared this tart last weekend and it was delicious. Thank you for the recipe!

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  275. Michelleposted October 20, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Just gorgeous! I love how you arranged the pears!

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  277. sarah @ two tartsposted October 29, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Thank you for the inspiration and directions on forming the pretty rose shape. I just made this and it was beautiful… my pics are here: http://www.two-tarts.com/2011/10/apple-brie-tart.html

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  280. Alisonposted November 15, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Looks delicious! What size tart pan did you use?

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  281. saraposted November 15, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Wow, so so gorgeous! This looks like the perfect dessert for a celebration. :)

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  282. Taraposted April 7, 2012 at 9:22 am

    I want to make this for Easter tomorrow.. But I don’t have a tart pan… I have a 9in cake pan. Will that work? And how long do I have to reheat it for?

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    • Sommer — April 7th, 2012 @ 11:32 am

      Hey Tara,

      It would be easier to lift out of a pie pan, if you have one of those. If not, you could definitely try the cake pan–Maybe line it with foil and lift the whole thing out before cutting.

      Happy Easter!

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  283. Rachel Cooksposted September 20, 2012 at 6:01 am

    Oh my gosh, Sommer! This is SO unbelievably gorgeous!

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  284. Anita at Hungry Coupleposted September 20, 2012 at 9:54 am

    What a heavenly sounding combination!!

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  287. Sharonposted November 30, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    I just made this, and it was great! I used pear, but love the apple idea posted by a previous commenter. I think this will be even better tomorrow after the flavors mingle some. I’m looking forward to trying this again sometime! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  291. Kevinposted October 25, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    I love brie and just with crackers and apple sauce is awesome but contest is open to US residents only, try adding Canada to that!

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  292. Carol Johnsonposted October 26, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Wonderful flavors that just combine to make a heavenly desert. Enjoy! I know I sure did.

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  296. Melissa Englandposted March 21, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    I made this last night and it was a hit! I modified the recipe a bit- I used apples instead, i used two pie crusts and laid them on a cookie sheet (cutting edges off to fill gaps), I alternated rows of apples directionally, I used a mix of apple juice and fig balsamic (because I didnt have liquor).

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