Last updated on September 13th, 2022
Pastries are delicious treats that are usually served warm or cold. They come in various shapes and sizes, from simple croissants to elaborate cakes. The French call them galettes, meaning “little flatbreads”.
A pastry round is a type of pastry dough that has a thin, flaky crust and a soft interior. This recipe uses puff pastry dough, which is very versatile because it can be rolled out into a variety of shapes.
Sometimes the best inventions are born out of failure! These tasty little bites actually came from a mistake I made but I like the look of them so much that I will be making them this way from now on.
These brie and pear appetizers are so fast to make and you don’t need to have any cooking experience to pull these off. I use pre-made frozen tart shells. In the past, I found that they were difficult to remove from the foil liner after baking because the honey made them stick so this time, I decided to ignore the tart shell package directions and remove the foil liner before making them. I was in a hurry and it didn’t occur to me that they wouldn’t hold their shape without the foil liners until I opened the oven and saw them flat!
In the end, this mistake was actually a fortunate one as I liked the look of the scalloped edges on the flat round and making them this way allows for more versatility as they could easily be served at the same party as another type of appetizer tart and not be redundant.
Plus, I didn’t have to wrestle with them to try to get them out of their liners. I will be making them this way from now on!
Remove store-bought frozen tart shells from their foil liners and set them on a baking sheet, spacing them far enough apart for them to flatten. Into each tart shell, add a thick slice of brie, a slice of pear with the skin on, and a pecan half. Sprinkle with nutmeg and drizzle each with honey.
Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes, until golden. The cheese will be a bit bubbly. Serve.
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Brie and Pear Pastry Rounds
- 12 frozen pre-made tart shells
- 1/2 a pear washed and sliced
- 12 pecan halves
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- Remove tart shells from their foil liners and place on a baking sheet, spread far enough apart that they have space to flatten.
- In each tart shell, place a thick slice of brie, a pear slice and a pecan half.
- Sprinkle with nutmeg.
- Drizzle with honey.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes.
Brie and Pear Pastry Rounds are an easy impressive appetizer to make for guests, whether you want something savory or sweet. They can also be used as a dessert if you prefer.
I love how versatile these little treats are. You can serve them plain, sprinkled with powdered sugar or even drizzled with chocolate sauce.
They would also pair well with other fruits like strawberries or apples.
The only thing is that they do take some time to put together but once you start, you won’t stop making them.
In conclusion, brie and pear pastry rounds are a delicious, easy-to-make appetizer that is perfect for any holiday party or get together. The sweet and savory flavors pair perfectly together, and the brie cheese provides a creamy, indulgent texture that everyone will love. So why not give them a try yourself this perfect holiday appetizer?