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Pear, Cranberry, and Brie Mini Tartlets Recipe

In my opinion, it is high time to modernize the ubiquitous cranberry and brie appetizer.

The combo of sweet, salty, tart (and how easy it is to cook) is what makes it the ultimate in entertaining go-to recipes, but it’s a little expected. So, we made a modern twist on that recipe for our latest Friends Who Fete party by folding in sage pears and topping it with hot honey, pomegranate seeds, and citrus zest. You will love this Pear, Cranberry, and Brie Mini Tartlets recipe.

Go stock up on all your cooking essentials, then head into the kitchen, make this, and share it with us by tagging @saltandwind and #swsociety on social!

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Pear, Cranberry, and Brie Mini Tartlets Recipe

Pear, Cranberry, and Brie Mini Tartlets Recipe

In my honest opinion, it is high time to modernize the ubiquitous cranberry and brie appetizer. Here we do a modern twist on that recipe by folding in sage pears and topping it with hot honey, pomegranate seeds, and citrus zest. You will love this Pear, Cranberry, and Brie Mini Tartlets recipe.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Cuisine American
Servings 24 Tartlets

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 medium shallots minced
  • 3 medium ripe pears small dice
  • 6 medium fresh sage leaves
  • 1/2 cup cranberry orange relish
  • 8 ounces Brie, Camembert, or other soft cheese small dice
  • 24 Mini Fillo Pastry Shells
  • 1/2 cup honey for garnish
  • 1/2 medium jalapeño seeded if you want it less spicy, for garnish
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds for garnish
  • Zest of 4 mandarin oranges for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Make The Pear Filling: Heat the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cook until translucent, about 3 minutes, then add in the sage leaves and pears and cook until the pears are tender for about 2 minutes. Set aside until cool enough to handle, then discard the sage leaves. 
  • Fill The Tarts: Heat the oven to 350°F and arrange the rack in the middle. Fill each tart with a small spoonful of cranberry sauce, cheese, and pears. Bake until the tarts are golden brown and cheese is melty about 20 to 25 minutes. 
  • Make The Hot Honey: Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring the honey to a low boil. When is lightly boiling, add the jalapeños and cook for about one more minute. Remove from the heat. 
  • Serve The Tarts: When the tarts are ready, arrange them on a serving tray, drizzle the hot honey among them all, scatter the pomegranate seeds on top, then grate the mandarin zest over the tarts and serve. 
Keyword easy appetizer
Tried this recipe?Mention @saltandwind or tag #swsociety!

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