Earlier this summer I attended a wedding and, true to form, the first thing I did after the ceremony was find the door that the servers were walking out of so that I could nab food in as efficient and yummy a way a possible. My favorite bite of the night was puff pastry with pear, gorgonzola cheese, and caramelized onions. I was determined to figure out how to make it and decided to test it out at a gathering for Nick Troiano at my apartment. I’m proud to say that they came out wonderfully and were super simple to make. Definitely found my new go-to party bite!
Pear and Gorgonzola Bites (20-25)
- 1 box frozen puff pastry (I suggest Pepperidge Farm)
- 2 large onions
- 1 cup crumbled gorgonzola
- 2 pears
- Slice onions 1/8″ to 1/4″ thick. Caramelize in a medium skillet over low heat with a little olive oil, stirring occasionally. The key here is to give the onions lots of time and not to rush, ideally cook for 1-2 hours.
- Remove puff pastry from freezer. Preheat oven to 375F.
- Cut pears into a small dice.
- Slice puff pastry (not frozen, but still as cold as possible) into medium-sized rectangles, approx. 3.5″ x 1.5″.
- Transfer puff pastry rectangles to 2 parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
- Place a small dollop of caramelized onions in the center of each rectangle. Top with about 1/2 tsp of pear and 1/2 tsp crumbled gorgonzola.
- Place baking sheets in freezer for 15 minutes. This is important because for the puff pastry to puff (which is sort of the point) it needs to go into the oven cold.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until puffed and golden. Serve warm.
Need other party nibbles? Check out these recipes!