Crescent Rolls Pear Tart with Goat Cheese, Walnuts & Honey

Crescent Rolls Pear Tart with Goat Cheese, Walnuts and Honey @diethood

Is it just me or does this time-change throw everybody off? Especially the kids! My Gosh, I can’t catch a break! The baby wants to go to sleep at 6 p.m., then she’s up at 4 a.m. singing goo goo gah gah in bed…and baby girl is loud. Because of her singing, the 3-year old wakes up, and then it’s a party in the kitchen hours before the rest of the country has brushed their teeth.

The other morning, while the baby was singing in her crib and Ana was jumping, I was in the kitchen fixing lunch for the hubs before he went to work, and this Crescent Rolls Pear Tart for brunch with a friend. She and I both take our kids to preschool in the morning and sometimes we go grab a cup of coffee for the 2 hours that they are in school. But, this time around I invited her to come by our house for coffee and dessert.

At first I was going to make some cookies, but then I thought that’s too predictable; lets do something different. I opened up the pantry, the fridge, scanned the fruit bowl, and after a little process of elimination, I whipped up this delicious tart that took me minutes to put together. There wasn’t a crust to make, nor to roll, and baking time was long enough to change the baby’s diaper and brush Ana’s hair. Ding! It was done!

I took Ana to school, my friend came by, we ate half the tart, picked up the kids, and play time was over. Back to reality.


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Crescent Rolls Pear Tart with Goat Cheese, Walnuts & Honey
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Serves: Serves 6
  • 1 can Crescent Rolls
  • ½ cup goat cheese
  • 3 Anjou Pears, peeled, cored, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon hot water
  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and grease with baking spray
  3. Unroll the crescent rolls dough without separating it into triangles and put it on the prepared baking sheet
  4. Crumble the goat cheese on top of the dough
  5. Put the sliced pears in a medium-sized bowl, add in the lemon juice, light brown sugar, and cinnamon; mix until well incorporated
  6. Layer the sliced pears, slightly overlapping, over the goat cheese
  7. Add the chopped walnuts on top of the pears
  8. Put the tart in the oven and bake for 12 minutes.
  9. Turn off the oven and let tart stand in the oven for another 3 minutes.
  10. Make a mixture of honey and water
  11. Take the tart out of the oven and drizzle with the honey glaze.
  12. Let cool.
  13. Serve same day.


  1. says

    It’s been a couple of weeks since the time change here in Europe and I still feel off. Your tart looks amazing! I love pears with goat cheese and nuts. I make something similar but love your easier use of crescent roll crust. Thanks for sharing:)

  2. says

    I am generally up very early anyway – the thing that is most difficult for me is how dark it gets now – too early!

    one of these tarts will definitely make up for that… I am going to make this very soon!

  3. says

    My kids, my pets and I are all having trouble adjusting our internal clocks to the new time change. I also don’t like the darkness that settles upon us at 5pm. So sad. :(

    I can just imagine the chaos at 4am in your house. :)

    I love the combination of goat cheese with the sweet pear and cinnamon spices. Looks perfect for a yummy treat. :)

  4. says

    This looks so good!!!!! Great treat while the little ones are off at school. And I’m with you on the time change…it’s taken us a week to get ourselves readjusted.


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