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Cheddar-Pear Tart

No recipe image available.An elegant pear tart topped with a cheddar streusel and served with a raspberry-port wine sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:

Raspberry-Port Wine Sauce:
1 (10-ounce) package frozen, sweetened raspberries, thawed
3 tablespoons port wine

2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Wisconsin aged cheddar cheese - divided use
4 large pears (1 3/4 pounds), peeled, cored and sliced
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Cheddar Streusel:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Raspberry-Port Wine Sauce: Purée raspberries in a blender. Pour into a wire sieve placed over a bowl to remove seeds. Add port wine to raspberry juice. Chill.
  2. For Tart: Line a round 8x2-inch tart or quiche pan with removable bottom with 2 cups of the shredded cheddar cheese. Chill.
  3. In a large bowl, toss pear slices with lemon juice. Place pears in cheddar-lined pan. Chill.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar and remaining 1 cup shredded cheddar. Cut in butter. Sprinkle over pears.
  5. Place tart on middle oven rack with a baking sheet placed on lower oven rack.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 400°F (205°C) for 50 to 60 minutes until top is well-browned.
  7. Cool on wire rack. Place on serving platter. Remove sides of pan.
  8. Cut into wedges and serve with raspberry-port wine sauce.

Makes 8 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.