Pinterest has inspired me to do more things than I could have ever imagined. At first I did not really understand what it was all about. I slowly learned from friends that to be a pinner was pretty cool, addictive and very creative. I just could not image spending any more time on the computer and yet here I am to tell you that I love it. I really do.
It has filled a cup of creativity within me that I thought could never be full. I craved the constant and ever changing photo's that are presented on Pinterest. My brain is fast, thinks faster than I can speak and loves anything new. It has given me a place to go and "chill". I can spend five minutes and go to my boards and instantly feel happy. It's a place that I only post the things that I love.
It is my happy place. I do have to be disciplined or I could easily spend a whole day looking at pictures, learning, getting new ideas and simply, smiling. Yes, it makes me smile.
That is how I learned about this beautiful recipe. It is originally pinned from Sommer of A Spicey Perspective. I did fall in love, again, with something on Pinterest. LOL
The presentation was very beautiful and I don't think I had ever made something so lovely.
I did something a little bit different then the original recipe because I wanted to try something different. That morning I had made biscuits and gravy for breakfast. I had extra biscuits. I opened the fridge and saw the brie (that I bought last week) and opened the drawer to find one very bruised pear. In fact I thought maybe it was beyond it's shelf life.
I was excited to see the pear was not damaged on the inside. I could still use it. I knew that I was not going to make a full pie plate of this gorgeous dessert ( I think it's a dessert..LOL) I have these little tart glass dishes and decided that I would experiment with two, one for me and one for my hubby. I really did not have much to lose if they bombed. The pear was on its last leg, I used 2 small biscuits and I had bought the cheese just for this…so I knew what I was going to be wasting if it did not work out.
…they turned out great!
We each ate our individual rose pear and brie biscuit "tarts" and loved every last crumb…really…every last one!
Recipe: Pear and Brie Biscuit Tarts
Inspired by : A Spicy Perspective
1 pear, cut in half, cored and cut very thinly. This is a green pear. The skin turns a dark color after baked.
1 small biscuit..use your favorite recipe
Brie..You want enough to cover the top of the biscuits
Preheat oven to 400.
Prepare your pears by halving, coring and slicing them very thinly.
Crumble a biscuit in the bottom of each tart dish. Trim the Brie of the white rind and cut into slices. Top the biscuit with Brie. Using the larger slices of pear, layer them starting at the outer edges. Overlap the slices as you work your way to the center. The center is tricky. The pear slices need to be thin and small. TIP: Put the pieces you want to use in the center. AFTER they are cooked, mold the center pieces to look like the center of a flower. It is much easier…trust me, I said a few choice words trying to get them to work the first time around…LOL
Bake for 25 minutes or until the cheese is melted. The cheese is what holds the biscuit together so that when you dish them to their own pretty dish, they don't fall apart.
You can easily serve this with any type of dessert sauce. I did not because it did not cross my mind…next time.
NOTE: As with any recipe, you always want to use the best ingredients. Brie is one of those cheese's that you want to buy the best you can afford. The taste and texture will be your reward.