French Food Friday...Pear, goat’s cheese and walnut tartine

recipe and photo from here

This weeks recipe is coutesy of Gordon Ramsey who says

"I spent three years working in Paris and it opened my eyes to how exciting an open sandwich could be. While friends back home were tucking into jam sandwiches for their tea, I was revelling in wonderful tartines like this. Don’t even think of spoiling your lovely goat’s cheese or ripe pears with cheap bread. Now is the time to splash out on a lovely sourdough or crusty French baguette". 

Pear, goat’s cheese and walnut tartine

  • 1 baguette or small sourdough loaf
  • olive oil, for griddling
  • 2 pears, eg Williams, quartered, cored and thinly sliced
  • 150g (5oz) French goat’s cheese, eg crottin, soft or ripe, cut into the same number of slices as the pears
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tbsp walnuts, roughly chopped or crumbled

❶ Preheat the grill on its highest setting.
❷ If using a baguette, slice it in half across the middle and trim off the very ends. Slice each half into 4 pieces to give 8 in total. If using a sourdough loaf, cut it into 8 slices about 2cm (3⁄4 in) thick.
❸ Place a griddle pan over a high heat. When hot, drizzle with a little oil and lower the heat. Add the bread and toast on either side until lightly crisp and golden.
❹ Transfer the toasts to a baking sheet. Arrange the pear and cheese slices alternately on each one. Season with pepper and sprinkle with the walnuts. Grill for 1–2 minutes, until the cheese has melted. Serve immediately.

.....bon appetit à tous, Leeann x


  1. I love all of these ingredients. I think I will make this tonight! Thanks

  2. You make my mouth water! You know, tartines were first made for kids in France as gouters after school. My maman made them with country bread, a little bit of butter and then she shaved some dark chocolate on top. Super bon!
    The fashion for fancier tartines and mostly salted started in the mid 80s with the opening of new wine bars in Paris and big French cities.
    This tartine seems really yummy. Thanks for sharing.


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