Pear, Goat Cheese and Honey Tart

It’s hard to find the perfect pear.  I always seem to find pears that are hard like an apple and super grainy.

So when I received this beautiful gift basket from Harry & David filled with gorgeous pears, I was hesitant to take a big bite. Boy was I in for a pleasant surprise. Their pears are at the peak of perfection. So juicy and soft as it melts in your mouth.

I’m a Harry & David pear convert.

If you’re looking for the perfect gift to send to a loved one this Holiday season, then look to Harry & David. They have gobs and gobs of mouthwatering gift baskets that will put a smile on any face… and they know it too!

As soon as you open the box you will be in shock at how much care is put into making sure each and every basket is special.

Golden wrapped pears, beautiful ribbon bows…

and even a little card to let you know who packed it!

Talk about feeling special!

There are so many precious gifts in this one basket, and all taste oh-so amazing.

And then there are even more pears underneath it all! BONUS!!

I took these deliciously juicy pears and made a Pear, Goat Cheese and Honey Tart.

It’s a simple and extremely tasty appetizer or even dessert that everyone will love. The combination of the pears and goat cheese is heavenly. It’s mildly sweet with a creamy smooth taste, then made just a tad sweeter with some honey drizzled on top.

Just look at how juicy these pears are! I am wishing I still had some left… time to order another basket!

Cut some pears into thin slices and layer them onto a sheet of puff pastry dough.

Top the pears with a little goat cheese then bake until the puff pastry is puffed and golden brown.

Once it’s pulled out of the oven, drizzle a little honey over the top.

Cut the tart into strips, or slices and serve warm. It makes for a delicious appetizer or even a decadent dessert.

I love this.

My kids loved it.

You will love this.


Gift giving is my favorite part of the Holidays. I enjoy watching my kids open their presents and seeing my husband open gifts too. For those that I love that don’t live so close, I can send them a beautiful gift basket from Harry and David and know that they are happy.

Now you can win one for yourself {or send it to a loved one}…

Harry & David were generous enough to offer this Mistletoe Christmas Gift Basket to one lucky I Wash…You Dry reader! That’s an $89.95 value people!

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Pear, Goat Cheese and Honey Tart

Pear, Goat Cheese and Honey Tart is a mildly sweet with a creamy smooth taste, and made just a tad sweeter with some honey drizzled on top. It’s a simple and extremely tasty appetizer or even dessert that everyone will love. The combination of the pears and goat cheese is heavenly.

  • Author: Shawn
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 package frozen puff pastry dough, thawed
  • 3 ripe pears, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese crumbled
  • 2 tbsp honey


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Lay sliced pears in 3 rows on each thawed puff pastry dough sheet.
  3. Evenly sprinkle goat cheese on top of each sheet.
  4. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until puff pastry is golden brown.
  5. Drizzle with honey, slice into strips. Enjoy!

Keywords: pears, goat cheese, honey, puff pastry

disclaimer: Harry & David sent me this beautiful gift basket to review for my Holiday Gift Guide, and are generously providing the same basket to the winner of the giveaway. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
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  2. This looks SO good! Your pics are beautiful, I wish I had a slice right now! I’ve never added goat cheese to a tart but it sounds amazing especially with pears. Very fancy =).

  3. Christine

    The hand made cards and gifts I made for my parents and grandparents every year growing up. They always said it was their favorite gift and seemed to make them quite happy.

  4. Meghan Finley

    It probably has to be an old photograph I found online one day. It gave my mother a piece of her history and a memory of someone long past

  5. Kristen M.

    The best gift I’ve given was a baby shower quilt with each square hand designed by a party guest. I also love to give “experiences” to my kids at Christmastime. Last year my husband took my son sea fishing and I took my daughter on a whale watching cruise. Memories last so much longer than toys!

  6. D Schmidt

    The best give ever was probably tickets to Disneyland, it was totally unexpected by my family and we all had a great time together.

  7. The best present I’ve ever given (or one of the bests) is a photo album I made for my dad. I’ve always had a hard time shopping for him a present, and he was genuinely surprised and pleased when he received it. 🙂

  8. Elena Vo

    Years ago I surprised my neighbor down the street by offering to come cook her meals for a few weeks as she was recovering after childbirth. It left an indellible mark on my heart because I just didn’t realize how much she really needed that and appreciated it.

  9. Jeffrey

    I wife and I took our parents on a cruise. We all shared a milestone anniversary within a few month span. We also wanted to express our gratitude for them watching our children when my wife and I worked at the same time. We have strange hours and about once a week their grandparents watch them overnight. They all love it but we still felt as though they deserved something nice in return for being there for us.

  10. crystal

    The best present I’ve given, upto now, were calendars I made for a couple of friends. They took me a couple of months to make because it was basically like making two whole scrapbooks but it was totally worth it when I saw the looks on their faces when they opened them!

  11. Anita

    My favorite gift was a pair of earrings my husband gave me for my first Mother’s day. But I do just want to say that I have never had a bad pear from Harry and David. They are the best things ever! Especially with a bit of Stilton. Yum!

  12. Nicole-Lynn

    What a wonderful opportunity! The best gift I’ve ever received was a proposal trip to the US Virgin Islands, St. Thomas when my husband proposed to me! He took off work for me without me knowing, had it all booked and planned! He chartered a private catameran boat for us and proposed to me on a private beach. I was blown away!

    Your recipe looks awesome, thanks for sharing!

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Shawn Syphus Hi, I'm Shawn and I'm a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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