Pear and onion tart tatin with blue cheese salad

Pear and onion tart tatin with blue cheese salad


  1. In a clean pan, heat the sugar and 50g of butter to form a caramel. It should look a lovely chestnut colour. Pour carefully into 4 tart tatin moulds.
  2. Place the sliced shallots and half of the pears into the caramel. Add the chopped thyme and rosemary. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Roll out the puff pastry to half cm thick and cut into 4 disks, slightly larger than the tart tatin tins.
  4. Place the pastry over the shallots and gently tuck the pastry in. Make two little incisions to allow the steam to release.
  5. Place in oven at 180ºc for about 20 minutes.  The pastry should be crisp.
  6. Remove and allow to cool slightly.
  7. Turn out (be careful as the caramel is very hot).
  8. Drizzle the honey over the plate add a little salad, the sliced Yorkshire Blue and the remainder of the pears. Sprinkle with poppy seeds.

 Recipe from  Tim Bilton at The Spiced Pear in Hepworth.

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A really tasty and impressive-looking salad to serve for lunch with friends


200g puff pastry
8 shallots peeled and finely sliced
100g granulated sugar
75g butter
10g sugar
Pinch thyme leaves
Pinch of rosemary leaves finely chopped
2 pears sliced on the mandolin
100g Yorkshire blue
40g walnuts
Sprinkle Poppy seeds
Wild flower honey
Mixed baby leaf salad


Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition: n/a