Pear, Bacon, and Taleggio Tartine. What do you get when you combine pear, bacon, and Taleggio on a piece of rustic beautifully crusted bred? A breakfast that will knock your socks off.
Song of the day: "Real Love" by Mary J Blige.
Pear, Bacon, and Taleggio Tartine. If you like grilled cheese then you are going to adore this open-faced melted cheese, with pear and bacon with a whole lot of texture and flavor. Now that's a beautiful Tartine!
Seasonal and local is the way to go............................
Pear is a fruit that is in season right now in our neck of the woods. Bartlett, Anjou, Bosc, Conference, and so much more. I absolutely love pears especially when they are grown with immense passion and organically. The end result, juicy, crisp, sweet taste extravaganza!
We are very fortunate to have a Province right next to ours that produces the most incredible fruit. I remember going to British Columbia when I was young on our usual summer vacation. The thing that sticks in my mind is the aroma of ripe fruit on the roadside fruit stands. An aroma that to this day brings a smile to my face with plenty of happy memories to fuel it!
What you are going to need to make this Pear, Bacon, and Taleggio Tartine.
- Pears sauteed in a cast pan with some sugar and spices
- A good rustic crusty bread
- Taleggio cheese
- Some jam
Time to make a Tartine........................
This recipe is so easy. All you need to do is:
- Butter one side of the bread.
- Mix some mayo and jam of your choice and spread it on the opposite side of the bread.
- Place the slices butter side down on a baking sheet and place the bacon on top of the mayo/jam mixture, then add some Taleggio.
- A layer of sauteed pear is next, then a little more Taleggio, and finally crushed walnuts.
Talk about cheesy..........................
You must be thinking, wow that is a lot of cheese, however, I am thinking stability, flavor, texture. As a result, one very happy tummy on my part! Think all that cheese melting holding in the bacon, pears, walnuts and sealing in that mayo jam. Then it hits the pan and gets all crisp and golden. My mouth is watering, is yours?
Is that oven hot.....................................
We have the tartines assembled and I have to say they look fabulous which in return tells me it is going to be delicious. Now we have to get them in that preheated oven at a decently hot oven around 400 F to be exact. A little time and wait till you see what comes out of the oven. Warning there may be some drooling, lol.
Love the aroma and beauty of these Pear, Bacon, and Taleggio Tartine......................................
Just as I opened the oven to take these out I was hit with flavor town aromas of caramelized pear, melted Taleggio, bacon and don't you just love the smell of a good slice of toasted bread. This says amazing breakfast to me/ Better get that coffee on because it is almost time to eat!
Flavor. flavor and more flavor.................
I had an ah-ha moment, as a result, a little thinning of some blueberry jam with some maple syrup and yes the drizzle is on. A perfect way to garnish this incredible Pear, Bacon, and Taleggio Tartine.
I am so hungry........................
I smell the aroma of coffee in the background. The Tartine is on my plate looking all gooey, fresh, juicy, crispy. There is only one thing to do. Call Nicoletta, pour some coffee, sit down and dig into this amazing breakfast featuring Pear, Bacon, and Taleggio Tartine!
My first bite and lift off straight to the gates of heaven! I love the crust of the bread which holds everything in so well. I get that wonderful texture and sweet smoky of the bacon, and it pairs so well with the sweet caramelized smoothness of the pear, which has a nice al dente texture to it.
That Taleggio is the bomb. It melts so well and I love how it runs over the crust of the bread and onto the pan to get all crispy and golden resulting in nothing but flavor. Taleggio has such a subtle deep earthy flavor and it is a perfect companion to the pears.
Finishing touches yum............................
I have to say that nice drizzle of the jam syrup is just what the doctor ordered to take this over the top and those nice hits of walnut are a pleasurable surprise and dance so well with everything in this melted extravaganza! If your intuition buzzes when you are cooking it usually is spot on, so listen, because it will take you from good to fantastic!
Truthfully the first time I tried a Tartine was just a few years ago at a local cafe. I fell in love with it at first sight and when I tasted it it was love all the way. If you have never had a Tartine, and even if you have, you have to try this one! As a result, lots of tummy love and better yet, tons of smiles. I can't think of a better way to start my day, how about you?
Song of the day: "Real Love" by Mary J Blige.Print
- 1 pear
- 2 tsp butter
- pinch of cardamon
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp cane sugar
- 2 slices of good rustic bread
- 2 teaspoon butter
- 1 Tbsp mayo
- 1 tsp blueberry jam
- 4 slices crisp-cooked bacon
- 400 g Taleggio cheese
- a handful of chopped walnuts
- 2 Tbsp blueberry jam
- 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
- Peel, core and slice pears into thin wedges.
- Heat 2 teaspoon butter in a cast pan and toss in pears.
- Season with some sugar, cinnamon, and cardamon.
- Saute for 2 minutes a side or until they start to turn golden on the surface. Take off heat and set aside.
- Preheat the oven to 400° F (200° C).
- Take the bread slices and butter one side.
- Mix the mayo and jam and spread it on the other side of the bread.
- Place the bread butter side down on a baking sheet and put 2 slices of bacon on each slice.
- Layer some slices of Taleggio on top of the bacon, followed by the sauteed pear wedges.
- Top with some more Taleggio and a sprinkling of chopped walnuts.
- Place Tartines in the oven and bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is all melted and golden!
- Take out of the oven.
- Mix the blueberry jam and maple syrup until it is smooth and slightly runny.
- Drizzle with a spoon onto the top of the tartines.
- Ready to serve.
- You can use any jam you have on hand.
- Use a bread with a good crust.
- The bacon could be optional if you are vegetarian. You could also use coconut bacon if you wanted.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Category: Breakfast/Brunch
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: French
Keywords: tartine, pears, Taleggio cheese, crusty bread, mayo, jam, breakfast, french food, walnuts, oven baked, butter, bacon, organic
When I am not cooking, I enjoy playing musical instruments, singing, writing. I have learned over the years to live in gratitude and enjoy the moment.