Pear, Caramelised Onion and Stilton Pastry Triangles

    2 hours

    To die for delicious. A fairly quick and easy party nibble and guests can't get enough. The perfect balance of sweet and savoury. Easy to adjust for large or small groups.

    62 people made this

    Serves: 36 

    • 50g butter
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 4 red onions, thinly sliced
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 2 (375g) packets ready rolled puff pastry
    • 2 firm pears - peeled, quartered and sliced
    • 100g crumbled Stilton

    Prep:35min  ›  Cook:55min  ›  Extra time:30min  ›  Ready in:2hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas mark 5. Line two baking trays with parchment.
    2. Melt the butter and olive oil in a frying pan over medium-low heat. Stir the onions into the butter, and cook until the onions have softened and caramelised to a deep, golden brown, 30 to 40 minutes. Stir frequently as the onions cook to keep them from burning. Once done, season with salt and pepper, and set aside to cool.
    3. Use a sharp knife to cut each sheet of puff pastry into 9 squares. Cut each square in half diagonally to yield 36 triangles. Place the triangles onto the prepared baking trays, and top with the caramelised onions, pears and 1 teaspoon of crumbled Stilton.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until the pastry is puffed and golden brown, 20 to 30 minutes. Allow to cool to room temperature before serving.

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    I was nervous to experiment with a new dish for our party... especially because there had only been 2 reviews... but it was SO good!! Everyone loved them! The pear had such a delicate flavor you could hardly tell it was there, I used d'anjou pears, I don't know if another kind would taste different. Don't skimp on the cheese... I cooked up 4 sweet onions (3 inches in diameter), and had about a cup left over. Three onions would have done just fine.  -  01 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I really liked these, but the whole process was a little strange. The flavor was good, and the guests ate them up, but the next time I make them I will use the puff pastry cups. I tried it both as written in the directions and as one reviewer mentioned stuffing the triangles. both ways didn't get enough filling for me and I ended up with huge bites of puff pastry with only the middle bite with filling. I would highly recommend this recipe, and I will make it again, just using the cups instead.  -  14 Sep 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe came out amazing! I did like the previous review and put the items inside the triangles. It was a hit with the group I made it for and I would definitely make it again! I might next time add a little balsamic vinegar for a bit more flavor, though.  -  17 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)