Don’t go breaking my tart: Goat cheese, pear and hot-honey tart recipe

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Don’t go breaking my Tart

Our Pear and goat cheese tart, with rosemary and hot honey is a simple fall dessert that is delicious and can be on your table in under 30 minutes.  The pears are juicy soft and blend deliciously with delicately spiced honey and savory goat cheese.   Enjoy these cheese  and pear mini tarts for breakfast, brunch- or even as a dinner side.  Creamy sweet, savory, with just a touch of heat- your guests will love them any time of day.


  • Puff Pastry
  • Goat cheese
  • Fresh-ground Black Pepper
  • Rosemary
  • Pears
  • Salt
  • Hot Honey

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

What the FAQ

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.

Don’t go breaking my Tart

Pear and Goat Cheese Tart with Hot Honey

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Active Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 18

  • 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 3×3 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


This article originally appeared on CussKitchen and was syndicated by MediaFeed.

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