Pear Goat Cheese Volovans Recipe

Pear Goat Cheese Puff Pastry Volovans

Pear Goat Cheese Volovans Recipe


Pear Goat Cheese Volovans Recipe

Pear Goat Cheese Volovans


  • puff pastry – 1/2 pack (1 roll)
  • egg – 1
  • large Bosc pear – 1 cut into small cubes
  • fresh mint – 8-10 leaves
  • water – 3 tablespoons
  • sugar – 2 tablespoons
  • goat cheese – 4 oz room temperature
  • toasted almonds – 2 tablespoons finely chopped


  • Before using frozen puff pastry, let it thaw completely, either overnight in the refrigerator or for 40-45 min at room temperature
  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Line a large baking tray with baking parchment.
  • Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface. Dust the puff pastry with flour and slightly roll it out.
  • Using 2 inch round cutter or small glass, cut the pastry into rounds.
  • Arrange the puff pastry circles to a baking sheet, then brush lightly with the beaten egg. Prick each round with a fork to allow air to escape.
  • Bake for 25 minutes until the pastry is golden and crispy.
  • Remove from the oven and let to cool completely. What cooled, cut each volovan half.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan mix chopped pear, water, and sugar.
  • Bring to a simmer and cook until the pear is very soft, 15-20 minutes. Add chopped mint and cook for 1 more minute.
  • Pure the pear mixture in a blender. Let to cool to room temperature.
  • In a small bowl combine the goat cheese and pear puree, mix well.
  • Using a pastry bag with a star tip, pipe the goat cheese pear mixture on volovan bottom half.
  • Sprinkle them with chopped almonds and top with another volovan half.
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