Blue Cheese Harvest Tart


by Megan of The Fresh Exchange

Fall is full of some of the greatest parties – whether it is a party to celebrate Halloween, a gathering to catch up after a fast-paced summer, or even just enjoying a glass of wine and great comfort food with friends. This means you need a simple and quick dish to share at all these wonderful gatherings.

The Blue Cheese Harvest Tart is the perfect crowd pleaser for any get together you may attend or throw this fall.

Use a pungent and bold Wisconsin Blue Cheese. I like to prep it the night before and bring it warm to the party.

This dish can be served as an appetizer or dessert and when using Wisconsin Blue Cheese, it will surely be an annual favorite.

Blue Cheese Harvest Tart
by Megan of The Fresh Exchange

1 sheet of puff pastry dough (I highly suggest making it yourself. It tastes better and can be kept in the freezer until you are ready to use it. This is the recipe I used.)
1 cup Wisconsin Blue cheese, crumbled
1 Gala or Honeycrisp apple sliced
1/2 small sweet onion, caramelized
1/2 cup candied walnuts or pecans
1/4 cup local honey

First, prepare the pastry dough. Whether you are making your own dough or using pre-packaged dough, cut it into the size you would like your dish to be. If you purchase the pre-packaged variety, make sure it is thawed before layering on all the goodies.

Next, preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and make sure your rack is in the middle of the oven.

Once your dough is ready, place a piece of parchment paper on the pan to ensure the pastry does not stick.

Then begin to crumble the Blue cheese as your base layer on the puff pastry. Next, scatter your caramelized onions over the cheese. (If you are unsure how to prep your onions feel free to learn more here.)

Once you have the onions spread evenly, layer your apple slices flat and evenly across the entire surface of your dish. Then scatter the candied nuts around all of your other ingredients. (If you are unsure how to candy your nuts please see this recipe here.) Last, a drizzle of honey over everything, adding that final bit of sweetness.

Place in the oven for 10-14 minutes, but watch it carefully, because it can burn quickly. Once the puff pastry is puffed and browned on the edges it is done.

Time to plate and serve to your hungry friends and family.