This ooey and gooey festive recipe is filled with two types of cheese and juicy pears.

Ingredients

Serves: 4

  • 1 sheet of puff pastry
  • 100g vintage cheddar
  • 100g Cashel blue cheese
  • 2 local pears
  • 30g sugar
  • 30g butter
  • 30g crushed pecans/hazelnuts
  • Fresh thyme to garnish
  • 1 egg to baste the pastry

For the compote

  • 300g fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 200g frozen cherries
  • 200g brown sugar
  • Juice and zest of 1 large orange
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 stick cinnamon

Method

  1. Cut the pastry into four pieces (any shape you like).
  2. Place on greaseproof lined baking sheet, brush with beaten egg and bake in hot oven 200* for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven and fill the centre with pears, blue cheese and grated vintage cheddar. Pop back into hot oven for a further 10 minutes until cheese is melted
  4. Bring all the ingredients for the compote to a boil and simmer for 5-7 minutes until fruit has burst.