A Ginger and Pear Tart on a Holiday Grazing Board

by Tonya Staab
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This ginger pear tart recipe with puff pastry is the perfect addition to your holiday entertaining grazing board.

Disclosure Thank you to Hickory Farms for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.

Holiday entertaining is well underway, and this can bring a lot of stress for some. Not only the act of having to keep the house clean, but shopping, preparing, and catering for guests. For myself, and a few of my single friends who have kids the act of budgeting alone can be stressful enough if you are catering an entire dinner party alone.

I have a great idea for you! Send a gift basket or box to the hostess before the dinner party, or send one to yourself so that you have everything you need. Something that will help with the catering and you (or the host) feeling like a small weight has been lifted. Hickory Farms have some wonderful (and delicious) options to choose from; everything from cheese, meats, and crackers, to chocolates and treats, and even gift baskets with wine.

holiday grazing board with a homemade pear tart recipe
A delicious homemade puff pastry pear tart on a holiday grazing board.
Hickory Farms cheese and wine holiday gift basket.
Holiday entertaining cheese and wine gift basket from Hickory Farms.

Pear tart recipe

Ginger and Pear Tart

Serves: 6 per tart Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 2 voted )


1 sheet frozen puff pastry (thawed) 1-2 red pears 4oz goat cheese (crumbled) 1 tbs brown sugar 2 tbs melted butter 1 tsp minced ginger honey confectioner's sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Line a baking tray with parchment paper, and lay the sheet of thawed puff pastry on top.  Fold over the edges and press a fork all the way around the edge of the pastry.
  3. Sprinkle a thin layer of goat cheese over the bottom of the pastry, and then top with freshly sliced pears.
  4. Combine the melted butter, ginger, and brown sugar in a bowl and brush the mixture over the pears.
  5. Place into the oven for 20 minutes.
  6. Once removed from the oven drizzle honey over the pears, and then confectioner's sugar around the outside of the tart.
pear tart puff pastry
A pear puff pastry tart for Thanksgiving dessert.

Cut your ginger and pear tart into slices, and serve on small pieces of parchment paper cut into strips to make it easier for guests to eat if you are offering finger foods at your dinner party.

a pear tart with assorted sweet chocolates and cookies on a holiday grazing platter
A homemade ginger and pear tart cut into slices and added to a holiday grazing platter.

Holiday grazing board

When arranging a holiday platter, add sprigs of rosemary to it. Not only with the greenery look pretty, but the smell is divine, and it will bring a festive feel to your dish. 

A holiday entertaining grazing board that's sweet and savory.
A holiday entertaining grazing board with dried fruit, cheese, nuts, meat, and crackers.

I also included a box of Tempting Toffee Bark on my holiday grazing platter. I absolutely love toffee, and it was the perfect accompaniment to the chocolate-covered nuts, mini cookies, and the ginger and pear tart.

chocolate toffee bark, cookies, and chocolate covered coffee beans on a holiday grazing platter
Chocolate toffee bark and cookies on a holiday grazing board.

Hostess gift basket

The Hickory Farms Hickory Holiday Celebration basket would be the perfect hostess gift. It is the perfect addition to any holiday party with a selection of sweet and savory treats, along with wine, and fresh fruit. Speaking of fresh fruit, you could either provide the hostess with a recipe to turn those pears into my delicious ginger and pear tart, or make it yourself, take it to the party, and then give her the recipe to make her own at a later date.

Hickory Farms has been enriching everyday gatherings and holiday celebrations with the highest quality, best-tasting gourmet foods since 1951. Families around America have welcomed Hickory Farms into their homes to celebrate Christmas and holiday traditions and you should too.

Hickory Farms hostess gift basket idea.
Hickory Farms hostess gift basket for the holidays.

Are you looking for more grazing board ideas that are perfect for the holidays? Take a look at these:

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1 comment

Beth February 23, 2018 - 10:52 am

Thanks for sharing these are some amazing looking treats.I can’t wait to try the pear tart I know its not the holiday season but I’m gonna give it a try.


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