Brie and Pear Tart

Simple Dazzling Pear and Brie Tart RecipeA sweet and savory Brie and Pear Tart recipe for fall. It’s simple to make, yet looks luxurious!

Pear and Brie Tart Recipe
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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?

Simple Elegant Pear and Brie Tart Recipe

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.

Making Pear and Brie Tart Recipe

Personally, 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 Pear and Brie Tart Recipe

Simply fit a pie crust down into a tart pan. Spread soft brie over the bottom. Arrange thin ripe pear slices in the shape of a flower, over the brie.

Then brush on a brandy glaze and bake!

Perfect Pear and Brie Tart Recipe

Serve this Brie and Pear Tart 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.

Best Pear and Brie Tart Recipe

Pear and Brie Tart Recipe
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Brie and Pear Tart

Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
Simple Elegant Pear and Brie Tart Recipe - Make this glorious savory-sweet treat with just a handful of ingredients! Fresh pears and soft brie make all the difference.
Servings: 8 Servings
Nutrition Facts
Brie and Pear Tart
Amount Per Serving (8 g)
Calories 262 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 267mg 11%
Potassium 150mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 13g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 3.7%
Vitamin C 3.5%
Calcium 6.8%
Iron 4.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients

  • 1 roll-out refrigerated pie crust, or homemade
  • 8 ounce wedge of ripe brie cheese
  • 3-4 ripe pears
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Pear Brandy, or pear schnapps
  • Salt

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Slice the brie into thin strips, leaving the rind intact. Cover the bottom of the tart with the brie and press around evenly.
  3. Cut the pears into super-thin slices. Overlap them around the exterior of the tart pan, leaving a hole 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.
  4. Mix the brown sugar and pear brandy in a small bowl. Drizzle over the top of the pears; then sprinkle with salt.
  5. 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.

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301 comments on “Brie and Pear Tart

  1. Wandaposted November 12, 2017 at 1:00 pm Reply

    Do you have a preference of the kind of pears you use? 

  2. plasterers bristolposted May 14, 2015 at 9:21 am Reply

    This sounds lovely. Going to give this a go. thanks for sharing this recipe.

    Simon

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

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

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

  8. Kevinposted October 25, 2013 at 7:59 pm Reply

    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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  12. Sharonposted November 30, 2012 at 8:47 pm Reply

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

    What a heavenly sounding combination!!

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

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

  17. Taraposted April 7, 2012 at 9:22 am Reply

    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?

    • Sommerposted April 7, 2012 at 11:32 am Reply

      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!

  18. saraposted November 15, 2011 at 10:22 pm Reply

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

  19. Alisonposted November 15, 2011 at 2:14 pm Reply

    Looks delicious! What size tart pan did you use?

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

    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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  24. Michelleposted October 20, 2011 at 2:18 pm Reply

    Just gorgeous! I love how you arranged the pears!

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

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

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

    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!

  31. Dmarieposted September 29, 2011 at 1:27 pm Reply

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  32. SShadyposted September 28, 2011 at 10:22 pm Reply

    Warm Brie with a crusty French baguette!

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

    Simply gorgeous! I love brie and peach crostini

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

    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

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

    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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  41. angieposted September 28, 2011 at 9:45 am Reply

    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.

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

    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!

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

    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. :-(

  44. Mariaposted September 27, 2011 at 3:41 pm Reply

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  47. Cécyposted September 27, 2011 at 9:16 am Reply

    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.

  48. Hollyposted September 27, 2011 at 9:05 am Reply

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