Caramelized Pear, Brie and Honey Tartines

August 1, 2014
Caramalised Pear, Brie and Honey Tartines

 Caramalised Pear, Brie and Honey TartinesIt’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 TartinesCaramalised 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 TartinesCaramalised 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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Ingredients
  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
Instructions
  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

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106 Comments

  • Reply Jen @ Baked by an Introvert August 15, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    This looks delightful!

  • Reply Jocelyn@BrucrewLife August 14, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    There is something very heavenly about the ingredients you combined here! My mouth is seriously watering! Pinned!

  • Reply Heather @ Cook It Up Paleo August 13, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Looks amazing and your photography is beautiful! Tempted to try this with a gluten-free sourdough!

  • Reply Alexandra August 13, 2014 at 3:54 am

    Love it! You can never go wrong with cheese and fruit.

  • Reply Sarah Grace August 12, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Pear…Brie..and Honey?! This is heavenly! Sounds absolutely delicious.

    xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.

  • Reply Dana @ 3boysunprocessed August 11, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    These look fabulous!

  • Reply La Cuisine d'helene August 10, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Simply gorgeous and looks so quick to make. I would enjoy it.

  • Reply Maureen | Orgasmic Chef August 9, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Those tartines are gorgeous and I think they’d make a perfect breakfast. I’ve got everything in the house. I’m off!

  • Reply Carrie Pacini August 8, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Your tartines look fabulous. I love the combination of pear, brie and honey.

  • Reply Danguole August 7, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    Oh. My. Word. I want one (or four) of these right now. What a stunning combination of flavors.

  • Reply Maggie August 7, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    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!

  • Reply mjskit August 7, 2014 at 3:55 am

    What a lovely and absolutely delicious looking brioche snack! Love the addition of the thyme!

  • Reply Laura @ Family spice August 6, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    These truly look amazing. I love that using fruit for savory dishes!

  • Reply Christine @ Cooking with Cakes August 6, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    my goodness these are GORGEOUS!!! truly stunning, pinned!

  • Reply Geraldine | Green Valley Kitchen August 6, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    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!

  • Reply erin {yummysupper} August 6, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Thalia, your tartines look heavenly! And what a gorgeous blog you have here. Such a treat to visit:)
    xo
    Erin

  • Reply Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen August 6, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    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!

  • Reply 2 sisters recipes August 6, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Wow these look and sound amazing! We love all the ingredients with this tartines /bruschettas especially since pears are our favorite!

  • Reply Becca from It's Yummi! August 6, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Ohhhh, Thalia… these tartines are gorgeous! I love the flavor combo you used!

  • Reply Sara {Home is Where The Cookies Are} August 6, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    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! ;)

  • Reply David @ Spiced August 6, 2014 at 11:47 am

    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. :-)

  • Reply Kelly - A Side of Sweet August 6, 2014 at 6:21 am

    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.

  • Reply Medha @ Whisk & Shout August 6, 2014 at 5:48 am

    What a classy and complex treat! I love the play with the sweet and savory flavors… everything here looks great :)

  • Reply Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life August 6, 2014 at 5:11 am

    Wow, that looks amazing. Your photos are just so gorgeous! I love brie…those tastes together sound so tempting!

  • Reply Abbe@This is How I Cook August 6, 2014 at 4:47 am

    Perfect to study with. Perfect any time. I’ll have one right now, please!

  • Reply Isadora August 6, 2014 at 3:02 am

    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!

  • Reply Allie | Baking a Moment August 6, 2014 at 2:48 am

    These are absolutely gorgeous and I love the addition of smoked salt! Pinning ;)

  • Reply Chris @ The Café Sucré Farine August 6, 2014 at 2:39 am

    This is magnificent! So simple, so delicious!

  • Reply Reiko August 5, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Wow!! Beautiful and elegant! I also love your pictures!

  • Reply Jess @ whatjessicabakednext August 5, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    These tartines look amazing! Love the flavours, so delicious.

  • Reply Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen August 5, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    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!

  • Reply Mike @TheIronYou August 5, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Thalia those tartines look scrumptious. Great recipe!

  • Reply Chelsea @ A Duck's Oven August 5, 2014 at 9:44 am

    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!

  • Reply Tash August 5, 2014 at 6:00 am

    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!

  • Reply easyfoodsmith August 5, 2014 at 5:40 am

    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 :-)

  • Reply Stacey@bake eat repeat August 5, 2014 at 3:51 am

    These look amazing! So creative and fancy, I will have to try them next time I need an awesome appetizer!

  • Reply Mir August 5, 2014 at 12:46 am

    Now THIS is a sandwich! Tartine, I mean. It looks so amazing!!!

  • Reply Kathy @ olives & garlic August 5, 2014 at 12:08 am

    Not only are these simply gorgeous, they look so appetizingly delicious.

  • Reply Ansh August 4, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    This dish just sounds magical. And the photos really make it look like one!!

  • Reply Annie @Maebells August 4, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Just beautiful! I love how simple, yet elegant this is!

  • Reply Helen @ Scrummy Lane August 4, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    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!

  • Reply Sarah@WholeandHeavenlyOven August 4, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    I can hardly stand how gorgeous these tarts are! Those caramelized-to-perfection pears and OMG all that brie are calling my name! :D

  • Reply DAnelle August 4, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    These look delicious! And the photos are beautiful.

  • Reply CYnthia August 4, 2014 at 1:45 pm

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

  • Reply Lindsey @ AMerican Heritage Cookin August 4, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    I absolutely LOVE this pairing!!! One of my bridesmaids gave me Little Paris Kitchen as a gift and I am obsessed!!! Gorgeous photos! Pinned!

  • Reply judy @ I'm Bored, Let's Go August 4, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    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!

  • Reply Mandi August 4, 2014 at 11:16 am

    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!

  • Reply Samina | The Cupcake Confession August 4, 2014 at 6:20 am

    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!
    :D

  • Reply Shumaila The Novice Housewife August 4, 2014 at 5:35 am

    Ooooooooo…..love this!! Pinning it and hopefully will be making it soon.

  • Reply Krystle(Baking Beauty) August 4, 2014 at 3:38 am

    I can never get enough bread and cheese. What a yummy looking tartine!

  • Reply Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef August 4, 2014 at 12:07 am

    oh wow, these tartines look beautiful! great pictures. i wish i could eat one now!

  • Reply Shundara@savynaturalista August 3, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    Lovely flavor combo, for a second I thought those were potatoes they caramelized so well. Great recipe I can see myself enjoying! :)

  • Reply Lily@LittleSweetBaker August 3, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    What a wonderful appetizer, caramelized pear and brie, sweetened with honey-yum!

  • Reply Nora @ Savory Nothings August 3, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    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

  • Reply Rachel @ Bakerita August 3, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    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!

  • Reply Kelly August 3, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Brie with roasted pears and honey sounds like a heavenly combination! Love love love the gorgeous photos too girl! Good luck with your exams :)

  • Reply Sherri@The Well Floured Kitchen August 3, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    I love Little Paris Kitchen, I’m so inspired by her simple recipes. Your tartines look amazing, and so easy- perfect for summer!

  • Reply marcie August 3, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    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! :)

  • Reply Angie (@angiesrecipess) August 3, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    mmmmmm..these roasted pears sound and look so wonderful and paired so well with Brie and honey.

  • Reply Mira August 3, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Amazing and fresh idea! Pinning and making them :)

  • Reply Allison August 3, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    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!

  • Reply Emma August 3, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Oooh! These are going to happen as soon as I can eat brie again… #pregnancyproblems

  • Reply Johanna GGG August 3, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    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

  • Reply Caitlin August 3, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    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!

  • Reply Dedy@Dentist Chef August 3, 2014 at 10:25 am

    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,

  • Reply Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits August 3, 2014 at 5:52 am

    These tartines look fantastic! The pear, brie, and honey complement each other so well!

  • Reply What's Baking?? August 3, 2014 at 5:48 am

    This looks simply amazing!

  • Reply PASSTHEKNIFE August 3, 2014 at 3:18 am

    This salty, sweet and creamy combination is fabulous!

  • Reply Erin | The law student's wife August 3, 2014 at 1:29 am

    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?!

  • Reply katie August 2, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    What an easy yet sophisticated recipe, these tartines look so delicious! Love it :-)

  • Reply Crystal | Apples & Sparkle August 2, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Lovely photos! The combo of ripe fruit and melty cheese makes my heart sing. This looks just delicious! : )

  • Reply Emma @ bake then eat August 2, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    What a lovely sounding treat I love the combination of fruit and cheese so much and that little salty kick sounds really good :D

  • Reply Mary Frances @ THe Sweet {Tooth} Life August 2, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Your lighting is fantastic! Oh so gorgeous. And what a delicious flavor combo! Honey and pear with some cheese … mmm, yum!

  • Reply Diane August 2, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    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!

  • Reply kristie @ birchandwild.com August 2, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    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!

  • Reply Michele @ Alwayzbakin August 2, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Your photos are breathtaking! This recipe looks too delicious for words. You have such a talent.

  • Reply Lydia August 2, 2014 at 7:43 am

    Thalia, you are an amazing young lady This recipe with healthy ingredient is wonderful and very easy to make . Thank you

  • Reply Jessica @ www.caretakerskitchen.com August 2, 2014 at 4:38 am

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

  • Reply Cassie August 2, 2014 at 2:58 am

    THIS LOOKS DEVINE. I would have never thought to mandolin the pears and bake them like that… so amazing!

  • Reply Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking August 1, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    mmm…I could go for few right now! Looks amazing! Your pictures are stunning, making me want to grab it off the screen!!!

  • Reply Katherine August 1, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    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

  • Reply Sarah @ SnixyKitchen August 1, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Thalia, these tartines look GORGEOUS. I love the pear, brie, and honey combination and the photos make it pop off the page.

  • Reply Aysegul - Ice August 1, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Brie and Caramelized Pears- oh what a beautiful combination.
    Good luck with your exams..
    Cheers!
    Ice

  • Reply coco in the kitchen August 1, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    This is sexy healthy!

  • Reply Angel Reyes August 1, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    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.

  • Reply cheri August 1, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Love this combination!! great pics too!

  • Reply Juliana August 1, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Pear and brie is such a delicious combination…I love how you caramelized the pear…beautiful presentation Thalia.
    Have a wonderful weekend :D

  • Reply Karen-2Teaspoons August 1, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    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! :-)

  • Reply Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy August 1, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    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.

  • Reply Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ August 1, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    A beautiful simple recipe. I would love to punt my hands on a dark rye bread with walnuts and sour cherries soon!

    • Reply thalia August 1, 2014 at 8:41 pm

      sour cherries and walnuts would taste delicious too!

  • Reply shelley @ Bacon Egg & Cheese{cake} August 1, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    I love pear and brie! Well okay, I love everything with brie. These are so elegant and lovely :)

  • Reply Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner August 1, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    I’m all in for a good sandwich, especially this one. It’s gorgeous and looks super delicious! :)

  • Reply Kari Peters August 1, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Pear + Brie cheese = pure bliss! These look so delicious, simple yet elegant, and such beautiful photos!

  • Reply Leah | So, How's It Taste? August 1, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    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!

  • Reply Cheryl August 1, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    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.

  • Reply Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice August 1, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    What a creative recipe! I’m loving all of the flavors combined in these tartines. Looks simple, yet elegant. Beautiful pictures, too!

  • Reply Meinhilde August 1, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Oh man those look so good! I love the pairing of cheese and fruit – sublime.

  • Reply Emily August 1, 2014 at 11:01 am

    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!

  • Reply Julie @ Tastes of Lizzy T August 1, 2014 at 10:17 am

    These are absolutley beautiful! A work of art! I love that they are sweetened with honey :)

  • Reply Nagi {REcipetin eats} August 1, 2014 at 9:29 am

    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!!

  • Reply Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine August 1, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Yum, love the sweet and savory thing. Herbs and fruit go so well together, and yet you don’t see them together often!

  • Reply Muna Kenny August 1, 2014 at 6:46 am

    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 :)

    • Reply thalia August 1, 2014 at 7:16 am

      the caramelized taste really does amplify the overall flavour muna!

  • Reply Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron August 1, 2014 at 5:01 am

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

    • Reply thalia August 1, 2014 at 7:15 am

      definitely one of the best flavour combinations denise!

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