Goat cheese tart

Don’t go breaking my Tart (Goat cheese, pear and hot-honey tart)

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Don’t go breaking my Tart


Our flaky Pear and goat cheese tart with rosemary and hot honey is simply delicious! It works equally well as an appetizer, a fall dessert, or in a brunch line-up, and it can be on your table in under 30 minutes.  The sweet pear slices are juicy & soft, and blend deliciously with spiced honey and savory goat cheese.

These versatile cheese, pear and goat cheese tarts are an easy addition any time. An irresistibly creamy, sweet and savory pear tart with just a touch of heat that your guests will love!

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  • Frozen Puff Pastry – Thaw
  • Goat cheese
  • Fresh-ground Black Pepper
  • Rosemary
  • Slices of Pear
  • Salt
  • Hot Honey

You will also need:

  • A Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper



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Why will you love this Goat Cheese Tart?

  • You can make this delicious tart in under 30 minutes
  • You will love the sweet, savory and sensational flavor of this goat cheese tart- Next level
  • Enjoy this tart as a breakfast or brunch pastry- but it is also a delicious savory side.



FAQ’s for Hot Honey

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Why add Hot honey to a Goat Cheese Tart?

The drizzle of Hot honey does not make the pastry spicy or hot.  Hot honey adds subtle complexity – another layer of flavor that takes a delicious tart to the next level.



What is Hot honey?

Hot honey is simple and brilliant.  A delicious spicy condiment that is a combination of natural honey and dried chili peppers.  Your selection of peppers and the quantity used will determine the flavor and heat level.  This sweet spice is being added to cheeses, meats, desserts, and even cocktails.



Can I make my own Hot Honey?

YES- Hot honey is simple to make – 2 or 3 ingredients – natural honey and dried chili peppers and sometimes a touch of hot sauce.  Your selection of peppers and the quantity used will determine the flavor and heat level.  Some Hot Honey recipes add a touch of hot sauce or apple cider vinegar.



How do I make Hot Honey?

To make Hot honey, you add 1 cup of honey, 2-3Tbsp of chili flakes, and if desired 1 Tbsp of hot sauce to a small pan- a warm gently until bubbles start appearing at the edge of the pan.  (Do not boil.). Turn off the heat and let the chilis infuse into the honey.  Use a fine mesh sieve to strain your honey, and put into a jar or storage container.


Is Hot Honey healthy?

YES.  National brands may vary, but Mike’s Hot honey, for example, is all natural with no artificial flavors, preservatives, or sugar.  It is gluten-free and paleo friendly.


Why is Hot Honey trending?

Hot honey adds subtle complexity – another layer of flavor that takes a delicious dish or cocktail to the next level.  Hot Honey is  clean and healthy.  It’s chilies, and honey. One of the biggest trends is clean ingredients, and this honey fits into that.

The culinary scene is bursting with new innovative ways to enjoy hot honey.  According to Hasegawa’s 2023 Food and Beverage Flavor Trends Report: 55% of consumers mentioned hot honey as a top interest.  Hot honey is a top regional and international influence. 60% of consumers want to experience spicy honey in 2023




What are great ways of trying hot honey?

People enjoy Hot Honey on Pizza, Cheese, Chicken and Pork, Barbeque, Roasted vegetables, Ice cream, and even cocktails.



Top 10 Uses for Hot Honey – Astor Apiaries


Easy Pear Tart with Goat Cheese

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Goat cheese tart
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Don't go breaking my Tart

Pear and Goat Cheese Tart with Hot Honey
Prep Time15 minutes
Active Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Pear and goat cheese tart, Goat cheese and pear tart with Hot honey, Goat cheese tart, hot honey, Pear and goat cheese tart, Pear tartlett
Yield: 18
Author: Jess Lukin



  • 2 sheets Puff Pastry Completely thawed
  • 4 oz Goat cheese
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • 4 sprigs Rosemary
  • 4-5 Pears Washed and thinly sliced
  • Salt
  • Mike's Hot Honey


  • Roll out your pastry sheets onto a large cutting board
  • Spread goat cheese evenly across the surface of the puff pastry
  • Sprinkle Rosemary and Cracked Pepper across the goat cheese
  • Layer thin pear slices across the pastry (on top of the goat cheese)
  • Lightly salt
  • Cut each sheet into 9 3x3 squares for a total of 18 pastry squares and place on Parchment lined Baking sheets
  • Drizzle each pastry with Hot honey
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes
  • Serve


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2 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    The combination of goat cheese, pear, hot honey & puff pastry is absolutely delicious. An easy and impressive appetizer that I will definitely make again.

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