Caramelized Pear, Brie and Honey Tartines

  Caramalised Pear, Brie and Honey Tartines It’s about this time of year when assessment and exams begin that my desire for bread (i.e. carbs) really kicks in. Who doesn’t love a good sandwich… and that’s basically what a tartine is right? A fancy french name for an open faced sandwich.

I’m a firm believer that any traditional recipe should pay homage to its origins. My beloved foodie icon, Rachel Khoo, also shares this belief and this tartine recipe was initially inspired by her fig, goat’s cheese and walnut tartine from Little Paris Kitchen.

Caramalised Pear, Brie and Honey Tartines Caramalised Pear, Brie and Honey Tartines

I created this tartine recipe by throwing together some of my favourite in-season pairings… caramelised pears are piled on-top creamy melted brie and drizzled generously with honey and a sprinkle of thyme and smoked salt. Each bite bursts with a slightly sweet and creamy but smoky salted flavour.

Caramalised Pear, Brie and Honey Tartines Caramalised Pear, Brie and Honey Tartines

The pears are mouth-watering – dipped in honey, sprinkled with thyme and then roasted in a hot oven until a deep caramelisation blisters the skin. The roasted pears become sweeter, juicier and the caramelised sugar enhances the pear flavour. The thyme and honey also further accentuates this flavour and adds a sharp complexity when paired with the oozy melted brie and the crusty crunch of sliced bread.

Caramalised Pear, Brie and Honey Tartines

This recipe is so simple. Take a slice of rustic bread (mine is a dark rye cobb with walnuts and sour cherries) top with in-season produce, spread with good quality cheese and placed under the grill until golden and nearly melting. Then drizzle with honey and garnish with fresh herbs.

This tartine recipe is simple and quick yet sophisticated and also complex. Perfect to be eaten and served as a light brunch or even devoured reclining in the comfort of home, revising over a text book, just like me.

Caramalised Pear, Brie and Honey Tartines
Serves 4
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  1. 4 Ripe Corella Pears
  2. 250g Triple Cream Brie
  3. 4 tbs of Honey
  4. 4 Fresh Thyme Sprigs
  5. 1 loaf of crusty bread or baguette
  6. Extra thyme, watercress and smoked salt to garnish
  1. Preheat an oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Thinly slice the pears on a mandolin. Once slice, place the pears on a baking tray with baking paper.
  3. Drizzle or brush generously with honey. Sprinkle with thyme, smoked salt and cracked black pepper.
  4. Place the pears in the oven and roast for 15 minutes or until brown and beginning to caramelize, then remove from oven and let stand.
  5. Cut the crusty bread into slices and top with chopped slices of the brie.
  6. Change the already pre-heated oven to grill mode.
  7. Place the bread and brie under the grill until the brie just begins to melt and the bread begins to brown. Remove from the oven.
  8. Top the bread with the caramelized pears, extra thyme, cracked black pepper and a sprinkle of brie (if desired).
  9. Place under the grill and let toast and melt for 3-5 minutes or until the cheese has fully melted and the toast is beginning to brown further and crisp.
  10. Remove from the oven, season and garnish with watercress, thyme and an extra drizzle of honey and serve hot.
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Caramalised Pear, Brie and Honey Tartines


  1. This looks delightful!

  2. There is something very heavenly about the ingredients you combined here! My mouth is seriously watering! Pinned!
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  3. Looks amazing and your photography is beautiful! Tempted to try this with a gluten-free sourdough!
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  4. Love it! You can never go wrong with cheese and fruit.
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  5. Pear…Brie..and Honey?! This is heavenly! Sounds absolutely delicious.

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  6. These look fabulous!
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  7. Simply gorgeous and looks so quick to make. I would enjoy it.
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  8. Those tartines are gorgeous and I think they’d make a perfect breakfast. I’ve got everything in the house. I’m off!
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  9. Your tartines look fabulous. I love the combination of pear, brie and honey.

  10. Oh. My. Word. I want one (or four) of these right now. What a stunning combination of flavors.
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  11. Those tartines look gorgeous! Great way to use pear and I can’t wait to try out! Really love the honey idea. So delicious and healthy!

  12. What a lovely and absolutely delicious looking brioche snack! Love the addition of the thyme!
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  13. These truly look amazing. I love that using fruit for savory dishes!
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  14. my goodness these are GORGEOUS!!! truly stunning, pinned!
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  15. I love a good tartine. I’d eat my sandwiches open faced every time if I could. I never thought of trying pear on a sandwich – this looks absolutely delicious. Pinning to try soon! Thanks, Thalia!
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  16. Thalia, your tartines look heavenly! And what a gorgeous blog you have here. Such a treat to visit:)
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  17. Okay these tartines look like came straight out of a beautiful cafe in Paris!!! Caramelized pears in honey baked with brie – Deee-lish! And the hearty, rustic bread you’ve described has my mouth watering :D Also, I am glad to hear that I am not the only one who craves carbs during exams!! Good luck!
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  18. Wow these look and sound amazing! We love all the ingredients with this tartines /bruschettas especially since pears are our favorite!

  19. Ohhhh, Thalia… these tartines are gorgeous! I love the flavor combo you used!
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  20. Yum! These look so delicious. I love tartines – although at home we just call them “mini-toasts”! I love the flavors of warm fruit and toasty cheese together – one of my faves. Thanks for your comment too! ;)

  21. I’m still working on my morning cup of coffee, but I am seriously craving one of these tartines! That is an amazing combo of flavors you’ve got going on. :-)
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  22. Oh wow, these look absolutely incredible! I adore tartines and am so lucky to live in San Francisco where I can have the experts make them for me. Your post is making me think I need to be more adventurous and make them for myself. Thanks for stopping by my blog by the way! I’m happy to find a blogger who knows the pains of professional school (I’m a resident physician) but still finds time to blog! Keep in touch. Xo.
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  23. What a classy and complex treat! I love the play with the sweet and savory flavors… everything here looks great :)
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  24. Wow, that looks amazing. Your photos are just so gorgeous! I love brie…those tastes together sound so tempting!
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  25. Perfect to study with. Perfect any time. I’ll have one right now, please!
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  26. Tartines are so much fun to eat and make! I could eat appetizer type food for every meal and these look amazing! I love pear and brie combo!
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  27. These are absolutely gorgeous and I love the addition of smoked salt! Pinning ;)

  28. This is magnificent! So simple, so delicious!
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  29. Wow!! Beautiful and elegant! I also love your pictures!
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  30. These tartines look amazing! Love the flavours, so delicious.
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  31. Thalia – this looks AMAZING. You made my mouth water with your description of those pears :-). I had no idea a ‘tartine’ was an opened faced sandwich – that’s good to know because I love open faced sandwiches best – and pears with brie? Oh yum! Pinned!
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  32. Thalia those tartines look scrumptious. Great recipe!
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  33. These tartines are seriously gorgeous… And you’re right, perfect for a carb craving :) Brie has got to be my favorite cheese, so you’ve got me sold there!

  34. Ooh this looks delicious! I had a similar thing in Italy which I will never forget…it was pear, walnuts & gorgonzola piled onto bruschetta toast. The combination of the tan, crunch and creaminess was incomparable to any other combination out there :) Yum!
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  35. Wow! These look lovely! I have never tried brie and I wish i can get my hands on it so I can give these a try.
    And thanks for visiting my blog :-)
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  36. These look amazing! So creative and fancy, I will have to try them next time I need an awesome appetizer!
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  37. Now THIS is a sandwich! Tartine, I mean. It looks so amazing!!!
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  38. Not only are these simply gorgeous, they look so appetizingly delicious.
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  39. This dish just sounds magical. And the photos really make it look like one!!
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  40. Just beautiful! I love how simple, yet elegant this is!
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  41. Ahhh … Thalia, every recipe of yours pretty literally has me swooning. You have this way of describing every element of the dish … ;-)
    Caramelized pears and cheese? Oh, yum!
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  42. I can hardly stand how gorgeous these tarts are! Those caramelized-to-perfection pears and OMG all that brie are calling my name! :D
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  43. These look delicious! And the photos are beautiful.

  44. I love how you kept the stems in tact when you sliced the pears. This looks so elegant and rustic at the same time!

  45. I absolutely LOVE this pairing!!! One of my bridesmaids gave me Little Paris Kitchen as a gift and I am obsessed!!! Gorgeous photos! Pinned!
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  46. I love your photos…beautiful! I’ve tried caramelizing pears on the stove, but in the oven, with honey and thyme, sounds soooooo much better!

  47. Mmm, this looks delicious and I think I could try it with apple as well and maybe goat’s cheese, in a pinch (although I love brie). Thanks for sharing!
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  48. I can totally see myself eating LOADS of these tartines during exam time! Carbs are just SOOOOO crucial during those horrible exam days! and the pears and brie with all the thyme and honey is just perfect to keep me going! Pinning!
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  49. Ooooooooo… this!! Pinning it and hopefully will be making it soon.
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  50. I can never get enough bread and cheese. What a yummy looking tartine!
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  51. oh wow, these tartines look beautiful! great pictures. i wish i could eat one now!
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  52. Lovely flavor combo, for a second I thought those were potatoes they caramelized so well. Great recipe I can see myself enjoying! :)
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  53. What a wonderful appetizer, caramelized pear and brie, sweetened with honey-yum!
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  54. What beautiful tartines (gotta love fancy french words!) – saving the recipe for my husband to bring to the hospital for after giving birth. Some version of brie on toast has been on my list for weeks :D
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  55. Oh my, my, my…these look like absolutely heaven! I love everything about these beautiful little tartines. Brie + pear is a match made in heaven, and your other flavor additions make it even better. Pinned!
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  56. Brie with roasted pears and honey sounds like a heavenly combination! Love love love the gorgeous photos too girl! Good luck with your exams :)
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  57. I love Little Paris Kitchen, I’m so inspired by her simple recipes. Your tartines look amazing, and so easy- perfect for summer!
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  58. Roasted pears are just magical, and I love the flavors you added! These are a beautiful, fancy new way to enjoy carbs. haha I love my carbs too, and topped with these amazing ingredients can only make them better! :)
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  59. mmmmmm..these roasted pears sound and look so wonderful and paired so well with Brie and honey.
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  60. Amazing and fresh idea! Pinning and making them :)

  61. I fell in love with tartine while on a vacay a few years back. They are the most simply satisfying meals out there.n Gorgeous photos, recipe, and flavour combination. Sophisticated and elegant!
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  62. Oooh! These are going to happen as soon as I can eat brie again… #pregnancyproblems
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  63. mmmm honey and smoked salt with brie and pears – such a great way to eat your carbs – and a lovely warming treat for this time of year
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  64. Came by to see what Butter and Bioche was all about, and didn’t make it far because this first post sounded so delicious! Then again, I’m a sucker for anything with the words “caramelized” and “brie” in the same sentence…. sounds great!

  65. wow, what a lovely and healthy sweet bites,
    savoury brie with blistered caramelized and sweet pear musr be superb!!!
    i think i’m gonna made this for my pregnant sister,

  66. These tartines look fantastic! The pear, brie, and honey complement each other so well!
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  67. This looks simply amazing!

  68. This salty, sweet and creamy combination is fabulous!

  69. Tartines are one of my go-to lunch is, and this combination is absolutely to die for. Seriously, why don’t I have pears in my oven right now?!
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  70. What an easy yet sophisticated recipe, these tartines look so delicious! Love it :-)

  71. Lovely photos! The combo of ripe fruit and melty cheese makes my heart sing. This looks just delicious! : )
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  72. What a lovely sounding treat I love the combination of fruit and cheese so much and that little salty kick sounds really good :D
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  73. Your lighting is fantastic! Oh so gorgeous. And what a delicious flavor combo! Honey and pear with some cheese … mmm, yum!
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  74. Wow, these look amazing…your photos are gorgeous! This is my first visit to your blog and I am so glad I came! Following now! Thank you for stopping by!
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  75. Wow, your photos are stunning. Just pure perfection. These look like beautiful little tartines. I love the thyme/pear combination. I think I will try these for lunch!
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  76. Your photos are breathtaking! This recipe looks too delicious for words. You have such a talent.
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  77. Thalia, you are an amazing young lady This recipe with healthy ingredient is wonderful and very easy to make . Thank you

  78. I love simple rustic dishes like this. Makes dinners on the fly so much easier. Thalia, surely it’s too soon for exams!

  79. THIS LOOKS DEVINE. I would have never thought to mandolin the pears and bake them like that… so amazing!
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  80. mmm…I could go for few right now! Looks amazing! Your pictures are stunning, making me want to grab it off the screen!!!
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  81. I can’t imagine how good this tastes. The sweetness of the pears must be amazing. Also, I know I always say this, but your photos are absolutely stunning x

  82. Thalia, these tartines look GORGEOUS. I love the pear, brie, and honey combination and the photos make it pop off the page.
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  83. Brie and Caramelized Pears- oh what a beautiful combination.
    Good luck with your exams..
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  84. This is sexy healthy!
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  85. Looks wonderful. So far I’ve just been eating the pears fresh, but I need to start using them for cooking/baking while they’re still great tasting and at amazing prices.
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  86. Love this combination!! great pics too!
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  87. Pear and brie is such a delicious combination…I love how you caramelized the pear…beautiful presentation Thalia.
    Have a wonderful weekend :D

  88. These tartines look delicious! I love pears, honey and brie. I made a pizza topped with pears, walnuts, and blue cheese that was divine, and now I totally need to try out this combination! Yummy! :-)
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  89. I have a dinner party coming up soon and I think I am going to serve this as the starter. Very creative, but fairly light too.

  90. A beautiful simple recipe. I would love to punt my hands on a dark rye bread with walnuts and sour cherries soon!
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  91. I love pear and brie! Well okay, I love everything with brie. These are so elegant and lovely :)
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  92. I’m all in for a good sandwich, especially this one. It’s gorgeous and looks super delicious! :)
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  93. Pear + Brie cheese = pure bliss! These look so delicious, simple yet elegant, and such beautiful photos!
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  94. Melted brie just makes me weak in the knees! I like how you sliced the pears and left the skin on. These look so rustic and pretty!
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  95. Mmm, this makes me crave brie+honey so, so badly. One of my favorite combinations! The roasted pears look like they’d add such a delicious depth and richness.
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  96. What a creative recipe! I’m loving all of the flavors combined in these tartines. Looks simple, yet elegant. Beautiful pictures, too!
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  97. Oh man those look so good! I love the pairing of cheese and fruit – sublime.
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  98. I love brie paired with fruit. These photos are beautiful! I love contrast of the dark bread with the light colored pears. Definitely would make an elegant snack!
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  99. These are absolutley beautiful! A work of art! I love that they are sweetened with honey :)
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  100. This is like the world’s poshest bruschetta! YUM! I love it. Appetiser or dessert. This is what I love about blogs. You get these amazing ideas you never would have though of!!
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  101. Yum, love the sweet and savory thing. Herbs and fruit go so well together, and yet you don’t see them together often!
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  102. Pears when caramelized taste much sweeter, so I can imagine how heavenly this must’ve tasted. I’ll pour just a little cream on top and enjoy every bite of it.

    Love your clicks :)
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  103. Wow, gorgeous photos! These look absolutely amazing…brie, pear and honey is just a match made in heaven :)
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