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Mini Pear and Goat Cheese Tarts

This is a foodie recipe, but it's still simple to make and takes just 15 minutes to cook. These mini tarts make a great holiday appetizer.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2 tarts

  • Calories 90
  • Carbohydrate 11 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Fat 4 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber 1 g
  • Cholesterol 5 mg
  • Sodium 75 mg

This Recipe Serves 7

Ingredients

14 mini fillo shells
1 1/2 cups diced pears, skin on (about 2 small bosc pears)
2 oz goat cheese
2 egg whites
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Arrange thawed fillo cups on to a baking sheet. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together pears, goat cheese, egg whites and ground black pepper.
  4. Fill each fillo cup with a heaping tablespoon of pear mixture.
  5. Drizzle to top of each tart with a little balsamic vinegar.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes. Serve hot or room temperature.

Chef Tip: Mini fillo cups can be found in your grocer’s freezer and are great to have on hand for last minute appetizers (both sweet and savory)!

Photo: Mini Pear and Goat Cheese Tarts. PNC Photography: Photographer: Peter Papoulakos

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