Despite fan upset over the series’ ending, Game of Thrones will live on as one of the most epic fantasy franchises of all time, in good company with the likes of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. And while Thrones is most known for its unpredictable bloodshed, it also brings fans brilliant scenery, ornate costumes, and downright mouthwatering foods. From Sansa’s favorite lemon cakes to some killer pigeon pie, the novels and the TV series are full of delectable delights we all wish we could sink our teeth into. Enjoy this Game of Thrones-inspired fruit and cheese tart, which pairs perfectly with a three-step Milk Punch.

Pear and Goat Cheese Tart

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon of water, for egg wash
  • 4 ounces of goat cheese at room temperature
  • 4 ounces of cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon of honey, plus more for drizzling
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh thyme, chopped, plus more
    for garnishing
  • 2 ripe pears, thinly sliced

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cream cheese and goat cheese until smooth. Add the honey and thyme and mix well
    to combine.
  3. Roll out the puff pastry onto a lightly floured board. With a rolling pin, lightly flatten the pastry. This will make the pastry smooth. Fold over the edges, either crimping down with a fork or rolling over for a more rustic look.
  4. Brush the entire pastry, edges included, with egg wash. Spread the cheese mixture evenly all over the pastry, except for the borders.
  5. Refrigerate for 5 to 10 minutes. Remove the pastry from the refrigerator and arrange the pears over the cheese mixture. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Remove tart from the oven and drizzle with honey. Garnish with fresh thyme (if desired) and serve.

Milk Punch

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 ounces of whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon of simple syrup
  • 2 1/2 ounces of bourbon
  • Ground nutmeg, for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Pour bourbon and simple syrup into a glass with the milk. Stir well.
  2. Sprinkle top with freshly ground nutmeg.
  3. Serve immediately!

Recipe and photo: Stephanie Glover


This article was originally published in the Pop Insider’s Summer 2019 Issue No. 4, click here to read more!