Mini Pear and Goat Cheese Tarts

Mini Pear and Goat Cheese Tarts
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This is a foodie recipe, but it’s still simple to make and takes just 15 minutes to cook. These mini tarts make a great holiday appetizer.

  • Prep time
    10 min
  • Servings
    7 Servings
  • Serving size
    2 tarts
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

7 Servings

  • Serving Size
    2 tarts
  • Amount per serving Calories 90

  • Total Fat 4g
    • Saturated Fat 1.2g
  • Cholesterol 5mg
  • Sodium 75mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 11g
    • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Protein 3g


  • mini fillo shells
  • pear (diced, skin on (about 2 small bosc pears))
    1 1/2 cup
  • goat cheese (chevre)
    2 oz
  • egg whites
  • black pepper
    1/4 tsp
  • balsamic vinegar
    1/4 cup


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Arrange thawed fillo cups on to a baking sheet. Set aside.

  3. In a medium bowl, mix together pears, goat cheese, egg whites and ground black pepper.

  4. Fill each fillo cup with a heaping Tbsp. of pear mixture.

  5. Drizzle to top of each tart with a little balsamic vinegar.

  6. Bake for 15 minutes. Serve hot or room temperature.

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    I substituted regular phyllo dough baked in ramekins because I couldn't find shells. Put them on a cookie sheet and baked for same time as described. Really liked these interesting flavors.