How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • This is the method I use for roasting the butternut squash:
  • Cut squash in half length-wise, remove seeds and strings.
  • Put three or four canning rings in bottom of 8 x 8 cake pan, fill with water just to the top of the rings and place squash on top of the rings.
  • Now, this recipe will only require one half of the squash, but I go ahead and prepare both halves the same.
  • Put cinnamon sticks, 1 tsp garlic, 1 Tbs butter and 1 Tbs honey in each half.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake for approximately 45 minutes or until soft.
  • Remove from oven and let cool.
  • Once cooled remove cinnamon sticks and place squash in large mixing bowl. The outside will just peel away when you lift it.
  • Add Feta cheese to the cooked squash and mash together.
  • With an electric mixer add butternut mixture with the rest of the cheeses and eggs.
  • Gradually add the flour, thyme and pear slices.
  • For the crust:
  • Mix crushed Ritz crackers and melted butter together then press into a deep pie dish going up the sides of the dish to resemble a crust.
  • Pour in the filling until flush to the top.
  • Bake for 45 minutes to an hour, or until firm and toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let Cool
  • (This can be made in individual tart pans. If so, cooking time will be less)
  • For the Pesto:
  • Mix all ingredients together in food processor, adjusting any ingredients to your liking.
  • Cut tart into serving sizes, serve with micro salad, dress with pesto, garnish with a slice of pear.
  • Beautiful!

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  • maryleigh 9 years ago
    It sounds really interesting and I love cheese, I shall have to try it out.
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  • cookinggood 10 years ago
    This looks very good. I can't say I've had anything like it. I will have to try it and get back to you.You do mean use the Ricotta and Cream cheese or the Mascarpone and Cottage Cheese, not all four cheese, right? Thanks for the hard work and the sharing.
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    " It was excellent "
    auntybea ate it and said...
    This sounds just fabulous! Way to go girls! Good on ya!
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    " It was good "
    nlt ate it and said...
    Sounds interesting. I confess I dont really like peanut butter or peanuts but this looks good! :)
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  • gardener61 10 years ago
    OMG!!!!! I'll just agree with ALL the other comments. This sounds so good. Thanks for sharing it!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    Teresa you are more than generous my friend., for crediting me ...thank you so very much for lettng me help you with this wonderful dish looks fabulous!!!!!!.........bravo for a job well done !!!!!!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    I really liked this one...
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    Wow you have a winner you and sherry should get together more often.
    Thank you for posting this recipe now I will not have to travel to Cape Town, South Africa
    Love it
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    " It was excellent "
    chefmeow ate it and said...
    Wow is right, this sounds fantastic. Greatness. Love the sounds of this. You have my 5.
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  • jett2whit 10 years ago
    Wow - very unique. So many different flavors combined together. This is definitely something that would be very challenging for me to make. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us!
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  • dynie 10 years ago
    Wow! Look at all that cheese! This is very interesting. I will bookmark and let you know how it turns out when I make it.
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