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

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Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Brie and Pear Tart

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.

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:

Follow Ile De France Cheese on Facebook and/or Twitter.

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

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

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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — September 22, 2011 @ 6:17 am

    omg that is so gorgeous! Awesome giveaway

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    Chef Dennis — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Craftwhack — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Heather @ Not a DIY Life — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    My German Kitchen...in the Rockies — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    The Kitchen Noob — September 22, 2011 @ 6:40 am

    Very nice work with the pears!

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    jeannette — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    jeannette — September 22, 2011 @ 6:43 am

    i follow ASP on twitter

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    jeannette — September 22, 2011 @ 6:43 am

    i like ASP on facebook,

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    jeannette — September 22, 2011 @ 6:45 am

    i tweeted this giveaway and gorgeous tart!!

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    Christy — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Dana — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Lauren — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    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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    Of course, I follow you on Facebook and Twitter already. How could I not????

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    Kate — September 22, 2011 @ 7:11 am

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

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    Liz — September 22, 2011 @ 7:20 am

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

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    Curt — September 22, 2011 @ 7:22 am

    Does that ever look delicious!

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    Lolly @ Lolly's Sweet Treats — September 22, 2011 @ 7:24 am

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

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    Steph Cruz — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Sandra's Easy Cooking — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Sandra's Easy Cooking — September 22, 2011 @ 7:32 am

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

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    Maria — September 22, 2011 @ 7:55 am

    What a gorgeous tart!

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    Laura @ Family Spice — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Laura @ Family Spice — September 22, 2011 @ 8:02 am

    I already follow you on Twitter!

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    Laura @ Family Spice — September 22, 2011 @ 8:03 am

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

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    Laura @ Family Spice — September 22, 2011 @ 8:05 am

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

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    Nell — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    ladywild — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    ladywild — September 22, 2011 @ 8:15 am

    I liked ASP on FB

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    ladywild — September 22, 2011 @ 8:16 am

    I liked Ile De France Cheese on FB

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    Emily — September 22, 2011 @ 8:22 am

    I already follow IDF on both Facebook and twitter.

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    Emily — September 22, 2011 @ 8:22 am

    I just followed you on Facebook and Twitter.

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    Emily — September 22, 2011 @ 8:23 am
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    Emily — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Athena R — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Cookin' Canuck — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Athena R — September 22, 2011 @ 8:34 am
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    Athena R — September 22, 2011 @ 8:34 am

    I follow IDF on Twitter @GoddessFoodie.

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    Athena R — September 22, 2011 @ 8:37 am

    I follow you on Twitter @GoddessFoodie.

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    Athena R — September 22, 2011 @ 8:38 am

    I like you on FB.

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    Kimmi — September 22, 2011 @ 8:42 am

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

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    Meg @ Sweet Twist — September 22, 2011 @ 8:43 am

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

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    Pam — September 22, 2011 @ 8:46 am

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

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    Pam — September 22, 2011 @ 8:47 am

    I follow Ill de France on Facebook.

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Mi Vida en un Dulce — September 22, 2011 @ 8:55 am

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

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    Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Joy — September 22, 2011 @ 9:15 am

    The tart looks great.

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    Susie — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — September 22, 2011 @ 9:52 am

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

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    Alison — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — September 22, 2011 @ 9:53 am

    Now following on Twitter:-)

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    Nancy@acommunaltable — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    sippitysup — September 22, 2011 @ 10:15 am

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

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    Taylor — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Taylor — September 22, 2011 @ 10:18 am

    I’m following Ile de France on FB!

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    Taylor — September 22, 2011 @ 10:18 am

    I’m following Ile de France on Twitter!

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    Taylor — September 22, 2011 @ 10:19 am

    I’m already following ASP on FB

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    Taylor — September 22, 2011 @ 10:19 am

    I’m already following ASP on Twitter

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    Mari @ Mari's Cakes — September 22, 2011 @ 10:22 am

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

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    Taylor — September 22, 2011 @ 10:31 am

    Posted the giveaway on FB

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    Taylor — September 22, 2011 @ 10:32 am

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

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    Steph@stephsbitebybite — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Jeanette — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Kari — September 22, 2011 @ 11:13 am

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

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    Lori — September 22, 2011 @ 11:20 am

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

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    Krista {Budget Gourmet Mom} — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    sweetsugarbelle — September 22, 2011 @ 11:25 am

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

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    Andrea {From the BOokshelf} — September 22, 2011 @ 11:27 am

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

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    Diana — September 22, 2011 @ 11:35 am

    I love brie with honey and walnuts!

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — September 22, 2011 @ 12:00 pm

    Already follow you on Twitter.

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — September 22, 2011 @ 12:02 pm

    Tweeted the contest too.

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    Sarah @ two tarts — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Amy @ Gastronome Tart — September 22, 2011 @ 12:05 pm

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

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    Molly McCrory — September 22, 2011 @ 12:12 pm

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

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    Kathy - Panini Happy — September 22, 2011 @ 12:15 pm

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

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    Barbara | Creative Culinary — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Jessie C. — September 22, 2011 @ 12:19 pm

    I like brie with nuts and crackers.

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    Jessie C. — September 22, 2011 @ 12:19 pm

    Follow Ile De France Cheese on Facebook
    jessie C

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    Jessie C. — September 22, 2011 @ 12:20 pm

    Follow ASP on Facebook
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    Jessie C. — September 22, 2011 @ 12:21 pm
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    Sarah G — September 22, 2011 @ 12:22 pm

    I am following on Facebook

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    Jan — September 22, 2011 @ 12:23 pm

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

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    Jan — September 22, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

    I am an email subscriber.

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    Jennie — September 22, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

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

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    Natalie — September 22, 2011 @ 12:25 pm

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

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    Amy Coppedge — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Sarah G — September 22, 2011 @ 12:30 pm

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

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    Deb @ knitstamatic — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Deb — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Deb @ knitstamatic — September 22, 2011 @ 12:42 pm

    I already follow you on twitter.

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    Deb @ knitstamatic — September 22, 2011 @ 12:44 pm

    I already like you on Facebook.

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    Julie — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Sylvia@bascooking — September 22, 2011 @ 12:53 pm

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

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    Becca B — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Becca B — September 22, 2011 @ 12:57 pm

    i like you on FB!

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    Becca B — September 22, 2011 @ 12:58 pm

    i like ile de france on FB!

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    Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen — September 22, 2011 @ 12:58 pm

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

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    Marie — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Natasha — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Judy — September 22, 2011 @ 1:24 pm

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

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    Susan in the Boonies — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Susan in the Boonies — September 22, 2011 @ 1:37 pm

    I liked you on Facebook.

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    Susan in the Boonies — September 22, 2011 @ 1:39 pm

    I liked Ile de France on Facebook.

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    mjskit — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Susan in the Boonies — September 22, 2011 @ 1:41 pm
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    Susan in the Boonies — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Sasha @ The Procrastobaker — September 22, 2011 @ 1:45 pm

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

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    Susan in the Boonies — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Sarah — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Sarah — September 22, 2011 @ 1:51 pm

    I just tweeted you!

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    Sarah — September 22, 2011 @ 1:52 pm

    And followed you on twitter!

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    Cynthia — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Sarah — September 22, 2011 @ 1:53 pm

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

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    Mindy — September 22, 2011 @ 1:54 pm

    I love goat cheese with beets in a salad!

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    kellypea — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Melanie Purcell — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Liz @ Southern Charm — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Melanie Purcell — September 22, 2011 @ 2:07 pm

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

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    Melanie Purcell — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Georgia Pellegrini — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    RavieNomNoms — September 22, 2011 @ 2:22 pm

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

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    barbara n — September 22, 2011 @ 2:34 pm

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

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    Cindy B. — September 22, 2011 @ 2:38 pm

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

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    Cindy B. — September 22, 2011 @ 2:40 pm

    I follow Ile De France Cheese on Facebook.

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    Cindy B. — September 22, 2011 @ 2:41 pm

    I follow ASP on Facebook and Twitter.

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    martina — September 22, 2011 @ 2:44 pm

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

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    Laura @ A Healthy Jalapeño — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    vianney/sweet life — September 22, 2011 @ 4:02 pm

    stunning tart!! sommer!! tweeted!!

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    Stephanie — September 22, 2011 @ 4:11 pm

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

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    Sara — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Delishhh — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Cucina49 — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Russell at Chasing Delicious — September 22, 2011 @ 4:51 pm

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

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    R. Tycoles — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    • R. Tycoles — September 22nd, 2011 @ 4:56 pm

      I did all right things on FB.

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    Robin — September 22, 2011 @ 5:05 pm

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

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    Jen at The Three Little Piglets — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Grace — September 22, 2011 @ 5:51 pm

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

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    Melissa@IWasBornToCook — September 22, 2011 @ 6:17 pm

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

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    Melissa@IWasBornToCook — September 22, 2011 @ 6:17 pm

    I follow you on facebook.

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    nanascriv — September 22, 2011 @ 6:20 pm

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

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    Katie@Cozydelicious — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Sarah — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Lilly Moeding — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Christine — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Christine — September 22, 2011 @ 7:22 pm

    I now like ASP on Facebook!

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    Christine — September 22, 2011 @ 7:22 pm

    And I like Ile de France Cheese on Facebook. :)

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    Carolinaheartstrings — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Christine — September 22, 2011 @ 7:23 pm

    And I now follow Ile de France on Twitter.

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    Christine — September 22, 2011 @ 7:24 pm

    Last, but not least, I follow ASP on Twitter (as whatsupcupcake).

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    Robin — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    torviewtoronto — September 22, 2011 @ 7:55 pm

    delicious combination tart looks beautiful

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    Cassandra Crosby — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Cheryl W. — September 22, 2011 @ 7:56 pm

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

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    Cheryl W. — September 22, 2011 @ 7:59 pm

    I follow Ile De France Cheese on Facebook. (Cheryl HeartnSoulmom)

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    Kita — September 22, 2011 @ 8:00 pm

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

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    Kita — September 22, 2011 @ 8:01 pm

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

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    Cheryl W. — September 22, 2011 @ 8:01 pm

    ollow Ile De France Cheese on Twitter @HeartnSoulmom

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    Kathryn — September 22, 2011 @ 8:02 pm

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

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    Cheryl W. — September 22, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

    I follow ASP on Facebook (Cheryl HeartnSoulmom)

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    Cheryl W. — September 22, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

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    Kathryn — September 22, 2011 @ 8:05 pm

    Following Ile de France on Twitter! @omnivore100proj

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    Kathryn — September 22, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

    I follow you on Twitter! @omnivore100proj

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    Ann — September 22, 2011 @ 8:51 pm

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

    I follow you on facebook (Cooking Healthy For Me)

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    Ann — September 22, 2011 @ 8:52 pm

    I follow you on twitter (AnnHolly)

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    Ann — September 22, 2011 @ 8:52 pm

    I follow Il de France on Twitter

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    Ann — September 22, 2011 @ 8:52 pm

    I “Liked” Il de France on Facebook…

    …thanks again!

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    Ellie — September 22, 2011 @ 9:27 pm

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

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    Mrs. Mordecai — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Mrs. Mordecai — September 22, 2011 @ 9:59 pm

    Following Ile de France cheese.

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    Mrs. Mordecai — September 22, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    Following you on Twitter!

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    Julien — September 22, 2011 @ 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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    Marie — September 23, 2011 @ 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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    Marie — September 23, 2011 @ 1:28 am

    I liked A Spicy Perspective on Facebook.

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    Marie — September 23, 2011 @ 1:31 am

    I posted about this giveaway on my Facebook page.

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    Marie — September 23, 2011 @ 1:33 am

    I followed Ile De France Cheese on Facebook.

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    Charlotte — September 23, 2011 @ 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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    Jessen — September 23, 2011 @ 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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    Linda — September 23, 2011 @ 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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    Grieta — September 23, 2011 @ 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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    terry — September 23, 2011 @ 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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    terry — September 23, 2011 @ 8:02 am

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    deb — September 23, 2011 @ 8:46 am

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

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    Tanya — September 23, 2011 @ 9:36 am

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

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    sam k. — September 23, 2011 @ 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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    sam k. — September 23, 2011 @ 9:50 am

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    sam k. — September 23, 2011 @ 9:50 am

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    sam k. — September 23, 2011 @ 9:53 am

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    Semper Wifey — September 23, 2011 @ 10:14 am

    Happy SITS day! This tart looks incredible! :)

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    Courtney R — September 23, 2011 @ 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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    melina — September 23, 2011 @ 12:53 pm

    I love brie & pear quesadillas!

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    Jenni — September 23, 2011 @ 1:23 pm

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

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    Mathilde — September 23, 2011 @ 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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    Cara — September 23, 2011 @ 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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    Sarah — September 23, 2011 @ 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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    Christine — September 23, 2011 @ 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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    Cathy B — September 23, 2011 @ 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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    Cathy B — September 23, 2011 @ 9:55 pm

    am a new subscriber and also follow you on FB!

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    Cathy B — September 23, 2011 @ 9:56 pm

    follow ile de France Cheeses on FB also!

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    Laura — September 24, 2011 @ 6:30 am

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

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    Natalie — September 24, 2011 @ 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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    Carolyn G — September 24, 2011 @ 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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    Carolyn G — September 24, 2011 @ 10:31 am

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    Carolyn G — September 24, 2011 @ 10:31 am

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    Tricia @ saving room for dessert — September 24, 2011 @ 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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    Angie's Recipes — September 24, 2011 @ 12:37 pm

    Sommer, what a beautiful tart!

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    Nelly Rodriguez — September 24, 2011 @ 3:35 pm

    Love Brie with fruit preserves!

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    Nelly Rodriguez — September 24, 2011 @ 3:38 pm

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    Karen Sue — September 24, 2011 @ 4:38 pm

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

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    Suzanne — September 24, 2011 @ 4:59 pm

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

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    Cath — September 25, 2011 @ 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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    Shea Graff — September 25, 2011 @ 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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    Shabs — September 25, 2011 @ 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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    Monet — September 25, 2011 @ 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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    Kristen — September 25, 2011 @ 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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    Margot — September 25, 2011 @ 10:44 am

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    Lea Ann — September 25, 2011 @ 12:19 pm

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

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    Annie Oakley's Kitchen — September 25, 2011 @ 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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    Kat @ Big Apple Little Kitchen — September 25, 2011 @ 3:58 pm

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

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    Kat @ Big Apple Little Kitchen — September 25, 2011 @ 3:59 pm

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

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    Kat @ Big Apple Little Kitchen — September 25, 2011 @ 4:00 pm

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

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    Shirley — September 25, 2011 @ 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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    Shirley — September 25, 2011 @ 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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    M — September 25, 2011 @ 8:45 pm

    in quesadillas!

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    Patti — September 26, 2011 @ 6:59 am

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

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    christellar — September 26, 2011 @ 9:28 am

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

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    Lady Jennie — September 26, 2011 @ 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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    Emily — September 26, 2011 @ 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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    RisaG — September 26, 2011 @ 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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    RisaG — September 26, 2011 @ 5:15 pm

    I Liked Ile de France on Facebook.

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    RisaG — September 26, 2011 @ 5:16 pm

    I Liked ASP on Facebook.

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    RisaG — September 26, 2011 @ 5:17 pm

    I shared the blog on Facebook.

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    Pepy @Indonesia Eats — September 26, 2011 @ 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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    purplelarkspur — September 27, 2011 @ 7:56 am

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

    larkspurpurple (at) gmail.com

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    PurpleLarkspur — September 27, 2011 @ 7:58 am
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    PurpleLarkspur — September 27, 2011 @ 7:58 am

    I follow ASP on Twitter. I am @purplelarkspur

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    PurpleLarkspur — September 27, 2011 @ 7:59 am

    I follow Ile De France Cheese on Twitter. I am @purplelarkspur

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    Sonia — September 27, 2011 @ 8:50 am

    hi THERE,
    I’m delighted to follow ASP on fb….regards, sonia !

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    Holly — September 27, 2011 @ 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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    Cécy — September 27, 2011 @ 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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    Cécy — September 27, 2011 @ 9:17 am

    Oh and I already follow on facebook.

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    Bonnie Banters — September 27, 2011 @ 9:47 am

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

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    Maria — September 27, 2011 @ 3:41 pm

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

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    Maria — September 27, 2011 @ 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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    Kristine Foster — September 27, 2011 @ 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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    angie — September 28, 2011 @ 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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    angie — September 28, 2011 @ 9:46 am

    I like them via FB as Tofu Fairy.

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    angie — September 28, 2011 @ 9:46 am

    I follow them via Twitter as FotoMacro.

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    angie — September 28, 2011 @ 9:47 am

    I like you via FB as Tofu Fairy.

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    angie — September 28, 2011 @ 9:47 am

    I follow you via Twitter as FotoMacro.

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    Jason Rossington — September 28, 2011 @ 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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    Jason Rossington — September 28, 2011 @ 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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    Meredith {InSockMonkeySlippers} — September 28, 2011 @ 9:24 pm

    Simply gorgeous! I love brie and peach crostini

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    SShady — September 28, 2011 @ 10:22 pm

    Warm Brie with a crusty French baguette!

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    Dmarie — September 29, 2011 @ 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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    Steve @ HPD — October 2, 2011 @ 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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    Sonia - L'Exquisit — October 10, 2011 @ 12:51 pm

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

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    Michelle — October 20, 2011 @ 2:18 pm

    Just gorgeous! I love how you arranged the pears!

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    sarah @ two tarts — October 29, 2011 @ 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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    Alison — November 15, 2011 @ 2:14 pm

    Looks delicious! What size tart pan did you use?

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    sara — November 15, 2011 @ 10:22 pm

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

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    Tara — April 7, 2012 @ 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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    Rachel Cooks — September 20, 2012 @ 6:01 am

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

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    Anita at Hungry Couple — September 20, 2012 @ 9:54 am

    What a heavenly sounding combination!!

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    Sharon — November 30, 2012 @ 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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    Kevin — October 25, 2013 @ 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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    Carol Johnson — October 26, 2013 @ 6:16 pm

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

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