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Puff Pastry Pear Tart with Castello® Creamy White

Puff Pastry Pear Tart with Castello® Creamy White

4 servings

You can never go wrong with a savoury puff pastry tart with pear and brie. This recipe with pear and onion is spiced with ground pepper and fresh rosemary to give it a delicious zing. If you love the combination of onion, pear, and brie, you will also love this puff pastry tart with its both mild, soft, tangy, and savoury flavour. Make this pear with puff pastry to serve as a starter or as part of a tapas platter or a brunch.

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  • 100 g Castello® Creamy white
  • 1 sheet puff pastry (275g ready made)
  • 1 pear
  • 2 red onions
  • 1 egg
  • 50 g butter (plus extra for greasing)
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


You will need:

Equipment: 1 x 24-centimeter springform pan

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gasmark6.

2. Peel and cut the onion into wedges. Cut the pear in half, take out the core, leave peel on and cut into slim wedges. Take the rosemary leaves off the stem.

3. Sauté all the ingredients and the pepper in butter for 5 minutes on a medium heat, season with salt.

4. Butter the springform pan. Take the puff pastry and place it in the pan, make sure it is even on the sides. Brush with the beaten egg, incl. the sides.

5. Place the onion-pear mix inside your pastry and divide it evenly, place in the oven and bake for 25 minutes.

6. When the tart comes out of the oven, slice your Castello creamy white and place evenly on the top, so it will gently melt into the warm tart. Take out of the springform pan and serve right away.

Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

The best tip for making a delicious and successful puff pastry pear tart is choosing the right pears. What to look for is pears that will hold their flavour and form when baked or cooked, as well as pears that do not turn brown easily after being cut. Popular types of pears baking are Concorde, D'Anjou and Bartlett.


  • How to make a pear tart with puff pastry?

    A nice sheet of puff pastry placed in a well-buttered spring form and filled with pear and onion wedges with spices makes a good pear tart with puff pastry. Bake it in the oven and add slices of creamy brie to melt into the pear tart before serving. See more detailed instructions in our recipe.

  • How long does pear tart with puff pastry last?

    The puff pastry pear tart is best right after baking, but you can keep it in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days.

  • How to store pear tart with puff pastry?

    If you have leftovers of your puff pastry tart with pear, you can keep store them in an airtight container in the fridge.

  • Why does my puff pastry not puff?

    The most common reason for puff pastry not to rise is the baking temperature. It is important that the oven is warm enough so it can create enough steam during baking as this is what makes the puff pastry rise.

  • What filling can you put in puff pastry?

    Puff pastry is suitable for almost anything. It is common to use puff pastry in dessert tarts, but in this recipe, we make a savoury puff pastry tart with pear, onion, and brie, and that is delicious as well.