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Pear, Bacon, and Taleggio Tartine

Loreto November 18, 2019

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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-two in the baking pan

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
  • Bacon
  • A good rustic crusty bread
  • Taleggio cheese
  • Some jam
  • Mayo
  • Butter
  • Walnuts

Pear Bacon and Taleggio Tartine-ingredients on the board

Time to make a Tartine……………………

This recipe is so easy. All you need to do is:

  1. Butter one side of the bread.
  2. Mix some mayo and jam of your choice and spread it on the opposite side of the bread.
  3. 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.
  4. A layer of sauteed pear is next, then a little more Taleggio, and finally crushed walnuts.

Pear Bacon and Taleggio Tartine-adding the pear slices

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?

Pear Bacon and Taleggio Tartine-prep

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.

Pear Bacon and Taleggio Tartine-drizzling the jam

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!

Pear Bacon and Taleggio Tartine-one tartine in the plate one in the pan  

O……..M……………G………………………

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.

Pear, Bacon, and Taleggio Tartine  

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!

Final thoughts………………..

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?

Enjoy!

Song of the day: “Real Love” by Mary J Blige.

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Pear, Bacon, and Taleggio Tartine

Pear, Bacon, and Taleggio Tartine

  • Author: Loreto
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast/Brunch
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: French

Description

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!


Ingredients

Pears:

  • 1 pear
  • 2 tsp butter
  • pinch of cardamon
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp cane sugar

Tartine:

  • 2 slices of good rustic bread
  •  2  tsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp mayo
  • 1 tsp blueberry jam
  • 4 slices crisp-cooked bacon
  • 400 g Taleggio cheese
  • a handful of chopped walnuts

Garnish:

  • 2 Tbsp blueberry jam
  • 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup

Instructions

Pears:

  1. Peel, core and slice pears into thin wedges.
  2. Heat 2 tsp butter in a cast pan and toss in pears.
  3. Season with some sugar, cinnamon, and cardamon.
  4. Saute for 2 minutes a side or until they start to turn golden on the surface. Take off heat and set aside.

Tartine:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400° F (200° C).
  2. Take the bread slices and butter one side.
  3. Mix the mayo and jam and spread it on the other side of the bread.
  4. Place the bread butter side down on a baking sheet and put 2 slices of bacon on each slice.
  5. Layer some slices of Taleggio on top of the bacon, followed by the sauteed pear wedges.
  6. Top with some more Taleggio and a sprinkling of chopped walnuts.
  7. Place Tartines in the oven and bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is all melted and golden!
  8. Take out of the oven.

Garnish:

  1. Mix the blueberry jam and maple syrup until it is smooth and slightly runny.
  2. Drizzle with a spoon onto the top of the tartines.
  3. Ready to serve.

Enjoy!


Notes

  1. You can use any jam you have on hand.
  2. Use a bread with a good crust.
  3. The bacon could be optional if you are vegetarian. You could also use coconut bacon if you wanted.
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24 Comments

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    Reply Amanda November 18, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    Oh, I love the idea of pairing pear and bacon together! With the holidays coming up, I find I always have an excuse to throw a good brunch, and these will be perfect.

    • Loreto Nardelli
      Reply Loreto Nardelli November 20, 2019 at 7:19 am

      Hi Amanda thank you for taking the time to check out these tartine. These will definitely be perfect for brunch!
      Cheers!

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    Reply Sharon November 19, 2019 at 9:34 am

    Waking up to this beautiful breakfast on a lazy weekend sounds amazing. The perfect cozy meal.

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto November 29, 2019 at 7:20 am

      Thanks Sharon, It is a perfect way to appreciate the moment and the delicious flavors that this Tartine have to offer!

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    Reply Colleen November 19, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    What a fabulous combo of ingredients. Definitely a perfect way to start the day, but I could have it any time of day. Delicious!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto November 29, 2019 at 7:22 am

      You are so right, this is not only good for breakfast it is also great for lunch, dinner and as an appetizer! Thank you for checking it out!

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    Reply Bernice Hill November 19, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    mmmm I think pear and taleggio would be so nice together! This would be so much nicer than the scrambled eggs I had for lunch!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto November 29, 2019 at 7:31 am

      Hi Bernice, yes the pear, bacon accompanied by all that melted Talegio is great however scrambled eggs would be a great partner ship with this dish!
      Have a great day and maybe one day Tartine for lunch!

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    Reply Ayngelina November 20, 2019 at 8:33 am

    You put all of my favourite things in one dish!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto November 29, 2019 at 7:32 am

      Hi Ayngelina thats what we do aim to please! So glad you liked this one!
      Cheers!

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    Reply Kelly Neil November 21, 2019 at 3:12 am

    Oh MY! This sounds like most decadent, rich, and delicious dish ever! I think I am officially in love. What a perfect treat for holiday entertaining (even if it’s just for me lol).

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto November 29, 2019 at 7:16 am

      Now your on the right track. I think these would be perfect for a holiday party but the self love and sitting to a beautiful Tartine and a cup of coffee sounds delightful!
      Happy Holidays!

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    Reply Leslie November 22, 2019 at 7:34 am

    I can’t think of a better reason to wake up in the morning. What a delicious way to start the day! Not to mention, this recipe is also just stunning!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto November 29, 2019 at 7:33 am

      Leslie you are to kind, wish we could deliver one of these Tarttines to you! I always believe that it is so important to start the day right and this Tartine sets the pace for a happy day!

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    Reply Sophie November 22, 2019 at 8:07 am

    Love this so so much. Thanks for this unique recipe. I should add this to my to-do list.

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto November 29, 2019 at 7:14 am

      Your so welcome Sophie, It makes us so happy when people try these recipes and enjoy them so much. Very gratifying!
      Have a great weekend!

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    Reply Tammy November 22, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    Oooh what a lovely idea! This looks so good with that melted cheese and I love the sweet/savory combo. Yum!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto November 29, 2019 at 7:12 am

      Thanks Tammy I am so happy that I stumbled on this great idea in a cafe. I now want to make a series of delectable, luscious Tartines!
      Cheers!

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    Reply Veronika November 22, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    OMG! My mouth is watering now! Caramelized pears and bacon and melted cheese…. I need that right now!)

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto November 29, 2019 at 7:11 am

      Lol, I think its time to open a Tartine on the go shop, international delivery, same day service. may cost a cazillion dollars but hey well worth it!
      Thank you for the inspiration!

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    Reply GUNJAN C Dudani November 24, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    What a beautiful looking dish. Low all the ingredients in it. Would love to try it.

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto November 29, 2019 at 7:08 am

      Thank you, I really hope you try this tartine but warning may cause incredible cravings!
      Have a great day!

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    Reply Paula Montenegro November 24, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    Taleggio is one of my favorite cheeses ever! With pears and bacon, it’s just the perfect recipe. I think I can live on this tartine alone for days, haha! Thanks for sharing.

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto November 29, 2019 at 7:07 am

      Lol I like that foodie spirit, well done and Thank you! I think I could do the same Vive la Tartine!
      Cheers!

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