This fun puff pastry appetizer inspiration is sweet, salty, and creamy all at the same time. To give the pear a savoury edge, sautée it in butter and deglaze with some balsamic vinegar. 14% M.F. sour cream can provide a satisfyingly rich base layer without overpowering the fat in the pastry. Finally, Bleu d’Auvergne cheese is the ultimate finishing touch, alongside slivered almonds, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds for a crunchy garnish.
This menu item can easily be scaled up or down: use 5” shells for an appetizer or to-go lunch, or use a 10-12” shell for a ready-to-heat version. You can also serve the filling on top of a grilled flatbread.