This comes from Anne Byrn's new cookbook "The Dinner Doctor". Quick and Easy and very impressive appetizer. I used Bosc pears and Clemson Blue blue cheese. These were wonderful.
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Place the frozen phyllo shells on a rimmed baking sheet.
- Melt the butter in a small skillet over medium-high heat.
- Place the pears in the skillet and cook, stirring for 1 minute to soften slightly.
- Sprinkle the sugar over the pears and let cook, stirring until they are completely soft, 2 minutes longer.
- Remove skillet from heat.
- Place 1 teaspoon of the pears and their juice in each phyllo shell.
- Top with a cube of blue cheese.
- Bake the tartlets until the cheese melts and the shells are crisp and golden brown 7 to 8 minutes.
- (You can also sprinkle finely chopped walnuts over tartlets before baking if desired).
- These tartlets can be made 1 day before and reheated in an oven at 350 degrees for 3 to 4 minutes.
love these! added some dried cranberries in too for a nice mix of flavors. froze the leftovers and popped them in the toaster oven for snacks later on.
Lovely flavors. I added already crumbled blue cheese. Next time, I will add even more cheese for more flavor
I made these for a family gathering and they were a big hit! I skipped the chopped nuts and added sauteed chopped prosciutto to the tops before baking...they were delicious! I made them one day ahead and reheated, as per the instructions-it worked out perfectly!