Caramelized Onion Pear & Blue Cheese Bites Recipe

Caramelized Onion Pear & Blue Cheese Bites Recipe

Caramelized Onion Pear & Blue Cheese Bites

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 30 mins
Servings: 8 – 10

Ingredients:

  • 1 (1 Pound) Package Puff Pastry, Thawed
  • 1 Medium Onion, Peeled & Chopped
  • Salt & Pepper To Taste
  • 2 Medium Ripe Pears, Peeled, Cored & Cut Into Small Dice
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil, Divided
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter, Divided
  • 3 Tablespoons Finely Chopped Parsley
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped, Lightly Toasted Walnuts
  • 1/3 Cup Blue Cheese crumbles
  • Egg Wash:
  • 1 Medium Egg Beaten With A Tablespoon of Water

Procedure:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a medium sized frying pan, heat 1 1/2 tablespoons of both the oil and butter until hot over medium heat, then add the onions and stir well.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium low, and cook, stirring often, until the onions are very soft and lightly browned, about 12 minutes.
  4. Remove the onions from the pan, season with salt and pepper, and set aside.
  5. Add the remaining oil and butter to the pan and heat over medium heat, then add the pears.
  6. Cook the pears, stirring often until soft, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  7. Combine the onions and pears along with the parsley in a bowl.
  8. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and cut the puff pastry into 2 1/2 inch squares.
  9. Arrange the puff pastry squares on the baking sheet, and brush the tops with the beaten egg mixture.
  10. Take about 3/4 of a teaspoon of the pear and onion mixture and mound it into the center of each puff pastry square.
  11. Sprinkle the chopped nuts over the pear mixture, then do the same with the blue cheese crumbles.
  12. Bake until the pastry is very puffed and golden brown and the cheese has melted, about 15 minutes.
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