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Pear and Gorgonzola Tart

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Pear and Gorgonzola Tart

A brilliant combination of fresh pear and gorgonzola cheese, accentuated by the aroma and texture of walnuts. Baking your own home-made desserts is easy thanks to ready-made pastry sheets and the Panasonic NN-CS89L 4-in-1 Convection Microwave Oven.


  • 300 g Pear (Avoid soft juicy pears, which can make the tart soggy. Firmer pears will give the tart better texture.)
  • 320 g Ready-made short crust pastry sheet (Alternatively, a ready-made pie base can be used.)
  • 1 tsp Gorgonzola Dolce
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 1/4 cup Crushed Walnuts


  • Peel the pears, and cut each one length wise into 8 pieces. (Note: If possible, marinade the pieces in 1 tbsp of rum.)
  • Roll out the pastry and trim into a square. Spread over a baking sheet. Prick all over with a fork, except for near the edges. Arrange the pear pieces on the pastry sheet, and scatter the Gorgonzola in the spaces between them.
  • Fold over the edges of the pastry sheet to make a crust. Crimp the edges with a fork.
  • Swirl honey over the pears and Gorgonzola, then sprinkle with crushed walnuts.
  • Put the glass tray on the wire shelf, and put the baking sheet on the tray.
  • Slot the shelf into the middle shelf position, and cook on Combi 5 for about 13 minutes.