This is a Giada DeLaurentis recipe- it's essentially exactly as she's written, I've just made a few minor tweaks for preference.
- 1 store bought pie shell
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 2 ounces Gorgonzola
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
- Pinch salt
- Pinch freshly ground black pepper
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 3 small pears, cored and sliced
- 1 large onion, sliced thin
- Pate Brisee
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out pate brisee into a circle with a diameter slightly larger than your pie plate. Press pastry circle into the pie plate. Place in the oven, and bake until pie crust is lightly browned. Set aside to cool.
Meanwhile, combine the cream cheese, gorgonzola, thyme, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Using a hand blender, whip the cheeses together.
In a large, heavy skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until they are a soft golden brown. Add pears and cook until golden on both sides, about 5 minutes.
When the tart crust has cooled slightly, gently spread the whipped cheese mixture evenly over the bottom of the tart. Place the pear slicesand caramelized onions over the cheese mixture.
Cut into squares or wedges and serve.
Source: Giada Delaurentis, Pear Gorgonzola Tart Recipe