Pear, goat's cheese and macadamia tart
( SERVES 6 )
Photo by Babiche Martens
Finish a dinner party with this pear and soft goat’s cheese tart. For something a little punchier, a blue cheese would be divine. This tart is not too sweet, so allow yourself a bigger slice with a generous dollop of cream.
For the pastry
For the filling
- Preheat an oven to 180C.
- Into a food processor place the flour, butter and icing sugar. Blitz until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the egg yolk and water, mixing again until your dough is formed. Roll on a lightly floured bench to fit a 23cm tart tin. Bake blind for 20 minutes, removing the paper for the last 5 minutes.
- To make the filling, mix together the goat’s cheese, sugar, egg and half the nuts. Spread over the base of the pastry. Arrange the sliced pears in a circle around the outside of the tart, working your way to the middle. You should have enough pears to do two layers. Squeeze over the lemon.
- Brush the pears with the melted butter and sprinkle over the sugar. Bake in the oven for 35 minutes until the pear is soft and slightly brown around the edges.
- Serve warm with mint leaves and lightly whipped cream.
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