Pear, walnut and blue cheese tart

Preparation time
less than 30 mins

Cooking time
30 mins to 1 hour

Serves
Serves 2

Dietary
Vegetarian


By Matt Tebbutt
From Saturday Kitchen

Ingredients

For the poached pears

  • 500ml/18fl oz pear juice
  • 100g/3½oz caster sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 10 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • 2 Williams pears, peeled and cored

For the tart

  • 500g/1lb 2oz puff pastry
  • 50g/1¾oz membrillo
  • 1 free-range egg, beaten
  • 100g/3½oz walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 100g/3½oz blue cheese, crumbled

To serve

  • 150g/5½oz crème fraiche
  • 1 vanilla pod, seeds scraped