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.
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  1. Heide M. November 28, 2012 at 8:22 PM - Reply

    These tarts look great.

  2. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen November 13, 2012 at 11:03 PM - Reply

    I still can’t quite get used to the time change either the days seem too short!

  3. mjskit November 11, 2012 at 9:09 PM - Reply

    This tart looks delicious and love the goat cheese and how you made this easy by using the crescent roll dough.

  4. Nancy/SpicieFoodie November 11, 2012 at 11:40 AM - Reply

    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:)

  5. Jean (Lemons & Anchovies) November 11, 2012 at 11:25 AM - Reply

    Kate, this sounds so good. Pears and goat cheese were meant to be together. :)

  6. Kristina November 11, 2012 at 10:57 AM - Reply

    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!

  7. Ramona November 11, 2012 at 8:20 AM - Reply

    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. :)

  8. Parsley Sage November 11, 2012 at 8:03 AM - Reply

    Hey man, singing is better than screaming ;) These rolls look heavenly! I adore EVERYTHING with goat cheese. So decadent and delicious!

  9. Kristy November 11, 2012 at 7:28 AM - Reply

    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.

  10. Angie@Angie's Recipes November 10, 2012 at 12:25 PM - Reply

    I love anything everything with goat cheese!

  11. Laura (Tutti Dolci) November 10, 2012 at 12:16 PM - Reply

    I love the flavors of this tart!

  12. PolaM November 10, 2012 at 8:50 AM - Reply

    What a great idea! Quick and delicious!

  13. Nami | Just One Cookbook November 9, 2012 at 4:08 PM - Reply

    I’ve never used crescent rolls for anything besides making the chocolate croissant on weekend morning. So basically do not separate and use it as a dough. I’m going to try this!

  14. Chris November 9, 2012 at 12:45 PM - Reply

    The goat cheese made me look closer at it, because I love it so much. Sounds yummy!

  15. linda November 9, 2012 at 8:05 AM - Reply

    You are too funny. Love your humor and recipes

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