Pear Gorgonzola Tart
- 1 store bought pie shell
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 2 ounces Gorgonzola
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
- Pinch salt
- Pinch freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 small pears, cored and sliced
- 2 ounces prosciutto, cut into thin strips
Bake the pie shell in a square or round tart pan according to package instructions. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.
In a large, heavy skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the pears and cook until golden on both sides, about 5 minutes.
When the tart crust has cooled slightly, gently spread the whipped cheese mixture evenly over the bottom of the tart. Place the pear slices in a decorative pattern over the cheese mixture. Sprinkle the thin strips of prosciutto over the pears.
Cut into squares or wedges and serve.
Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis