Boyfriend has this weird thing where he has to know what EVERYTHING on the plate is before he eats it. Obviously I get a huge kick in not telling him what anything on the plate is or how it was made. This dish though really does not have a name. When the boyfriend popped in the kitchen he obviously had to ask, “What you cooking?”. “You’ll see,” came my usual answer. When the pastry came out of the oven and was cut, the boyfriend identified the pears. “What’s the white stuff?” he pushed. “You’ll see.” “Is it sour cream? Is it mayonnaise, is it yogurt?” he proceeded. “Oh god it’s blue cheese!” yelled Anna from the living room. And that’s exactly what this. Blue cheese and pear filled pastry squares. Takes 20 minutes to make and just as long to eat.
Ingredients: 2 sheets of frozen puff pastry, 3 pears, triangle of blue cheese (do not get the crumbled kind!)
Preheat oven to 350. Thaw the puff pastry sheets according to the instructions on the box. Then on a flour dusted surface roll out the puff pastry sheets.
Peel the pears and chop into long strips
Next take the blue cheese and cut into strips. I failed at following my own instruction. I kept the blue cheese outside the fridge for like an hour and so it crumbled under the knife. It is no big deal but if you can cut the blue cheese into slices more power to you.
Butter a baking sheet and place one rolled out puff pastry on top. Add the pears and blue cheese
Use the second puff pastry to create a top and seal the edges. Throw the baking sheet in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until the crust browns.
Cut the big pastry into squares and enjoy the different flavors that came together under 20 minutes. So any ideas for the name that I should give this recipe?