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!
This was incredible! We used the recipe exactly, except only used about half the sugar since our pears were very ripe and sweet. Thank you so much for sharing this!
I just made these for a new years eve party and am thrilled at the way they turned out. I bought already baked phyllo cups so I don't have to bake them. I bought the brown pears (don't remember the name..) and sauteed them with the butter and also a splash of a good dry white wine. I let them simmer for several minutes longer than the directions to let the wine reduce. I used brown sugar and already crumbled blue cheese. When the pears were done I just mixed everything together and spooned them in the cups, then sprinkled chopped pecans on top and a little more brown sugar for presentation. I tasted the mixture and it was awesome; a perfect blend of sweet, tart, and savory. I'm sure they will be a huge hit tonight!
Simply awesome! I took these to a dinner party and everyone raved as they devoured them. I added a couple shots of rum to the pears as they simmered in the butter and sugar. It made a scrumptious juice. I also topped the pears and bleu cheese filling with shredded Asiago, mozzarella and parmessan (which you can purchase prepackaged as Italian blend). The addition of these cheeses made the tart a little more finished looking and added another depth of flavor. Truly an impressive dish with so very little effort and cost! This is a keeper!
These are so easy to make yet so divine as an appetizer. I've made them 3 times and they always were a hit!
My guests loved these! I didn't have any leftovers. I think I'll make them for Christmas this year since they were such a big hit!
Absolutely delicious! Everyone loved the combination of flavors in these. I made as directed (half batch but got 18 tarts) except I added a generous splash of Eagle Rare single barrel bourbon as I added the sugar. Made a nice flavor to the carmelized sauce. I also cooked them a bit longer to get the cheese melted, but they are just perection and oh, so easy yet elegant! A keeper that will be made again for us!! **Made for Beverage Tag 2007**
These were very good. My guests really enjoyed them. I'll try adding a bit more sugar next time to create a sweeter contrast with the cheese. Maybe my pears just weren't as sweet. Regardless, everyone loved them. Thanks for posting.