Pear & Walnut Flatbread

Pear Walnut Flatbread
Total Time
30 Mins
Serves
4
Serving Size
1/4 of Flatbread

DESCRIPTION

Blue cheese is the perfect flavor bridge for pairing walnuts and pears, and this recipe is the perfect way to impress your friends and family with a super easy, incredibly delicious appetizer or snack. Just be sure to make the mostarda ahead of time; it needs 24 hours for the flavors to marry, mingle, and become magical. Note: You can use extra mostarde on sandwiches, roast pork, or roasted sweet potatoes. Extra crema makes a wonderful dip for celery.

Total Time

Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time
10 Mins
Total Time
30 Mins

Nutrition

Calories
210 cal
Total Fat
11 g
Saturated Fat
3 g
Cholesterol
15 mg
Sodium
270 mg
Carbohydrates
21 g
Dietary Fiber
2 g
Total Sugars
6 g
Protein
7 g
Calcium
111 mg
Iron
1.25 mg
Potassium
150 mg

Ingredients

Pear Mostarda

  • 12 oz. (1 ½ cups) canned diced pears, drained

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 1½ tablespoon cider vinegar

  • ¾ tablespoon whole yellow mustard seed

  • Pinch of kosher salt

Pear & Blue Cheese Crema

  • 8 oz. (1 cup) canned diced pears, drained

  • 3 oz. creamy blue cheese (we like Castello Danish Blue Xtra Creamy Cheese)

  • 2 oz. (¼ cup) cream cheese

  • 1/3 cup California (English) walnuts

Pear & Walnut Flatbread

  • 1/3 cup California (English) walnut pieces

  • 1 ⅓ cups of canned pear halves, drained and sliced

  • 1 tablespoon California extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 ready-made 12”x4” flatbread (we like Damascus Brooklyn Bred Flatbread)

  • ½ cup Pear & Blue Cheese Crema

  • ¼ cup Italian blend shredded cheese

  • 2 oz. creamy blue cheese (we like Castello Danish Blue Xtra Creamy Cheese)

  • ½ cup Pear Mostarda

  • 1 cup watercress, for garnish

Preparation

Pear Mostarda

  1. In a small glass mixing bowl fold all ingredients together.

  2. Cover, place in refrigerator, and marinate for 24 hours.

Pear & Blue Cheese Crema

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Set aside.

Pear & Walnut Flatbread

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. Place walnuts pieces on a baking sheet, and toast 4-5 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.

  3. Increase oven temperature to 425°F.

  4. Place a skillet over high heat. When the pan is hot, add olive oil and pears and sear for 2-3 minutes per side to develop a beautiful, caramelized sear on each side.

  5. Place flatbread on a baking sheet and spread with crema.

  6. Top with seared pears, blue cheese, and Italian cheese blend.

  7. Bake for 5-6 minutes.

  8. Top flatbread with watercress, mostarda, and toasted walnuts, and serve.

  9. Cut into 6 pieces.