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Cheese and pear tarts as a snack

Cheese and pear tartlets
Cheese and pear tartlets

If you’re looking for a light snack or something that could be accompanied by a salad, how about this recipe for cheese and pear tarts?


475g ready rolled puff pastry sheet

50g redcurrant jelly

2 pears, cored and cut into thin wedges

45g St Agur cheese

To serve:

12 small sprigs watercress (optional)


Preheat the oven to 200˚C/fan 180˚C/Gas 6.

Unroll the puff pastry and cut into 12 rectangles.

Place the rectangles on a baking sheet and score a border about 3-4mm inside the edges of each one.

Bake for 15 minutes until slightly golden.

Flatten the pastry inside the borders and spread with redcurrant jelly.

Top each one with 2 thin wedges of pear and crumble over the cheese.

Bake for 10 minutes, until the cheese has melted. Serve topped with a sprig of watercress, if you wish.

Preparation time: 12 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Serves: 12

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