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Fresh pear and goat cheese flatbread that is easy to throw together and elegant, and perfectly pairs with Ready Pac Bistro Bowl Salads!
I just spent the last week camping. It was so fun, but I had 5 kids with me, and so it was also a ton of work. I cooked every meal in a Dutch Oven or over the fire, and let me tell you, it was tasty, but not easy at all. This week I need something fresh and easy. I am worn out. Who knew camping was so exhausting?
Whenever I go out of town I clean my fridge out so I don’t come back to mysterious molding foods. Which means when I get home I have to make a Costco run so I have food to feed my hungry masses. While I was at Costco I saw these Ready Pac Bistro Bowl salads, 2 and 4 packs, they looked so good, I bought a few of the varieties to give them a try. After spending a week on the river, wearing my bathing suit and shorty shorts, I realized I should probably eat a few more salads! And these ones looked perfect. Delicious and no work! Total win.
I decided to make a lunch of it, but didn’t want salad alone, so I took some fresh pears I bought, and some goat cheese, and made this really easy pear and goat cheese flatbread.
I used a seamless sheet of crescent roll dough, sprinkled some goat cheese over the top, sliced pears, and some herbs, then baked at 350 for 15 minutes. Then I drizzled on some balsamic reduction, and boy oh boy was it good! Honestly, paired with the salad, I felt like I was at a fancy cafe in Paris, rather than wearing dirt caked flip flops, smelling slightly of campfire, and staring at the mountain of laundry that one camping trip created!
But with all the time I saved with this super easy meal, I will have this laundry at least washed in no time. Am I the only one who lets the clean laundry sit in baskets for weeks sometimes? I really should just fold it and put it away immediately, but there are almost always other more pressing matters to be attended to. In fact, I usually only get all the laundry folded and put away when I have company coming over.
Speaking of company, this easy meal of a pear and goat cheese flatbread paired with a Bistro Bowl Salad is easy enough for everyday, but nice enough that I would not hesitate to serve this to company. Not for a second. So maybe I should invite someone over so I will feel motivated to clean up the rest of this camping mess!
I think they’d happily eat some of this amazing salad and flatbread, what do you think?
Pear & Goat Cheese Flatbread & Bistro Bowl Salads
- 1- 8 ounce can of Crescent Dough Seamless Sheet
- 1/2 cup herbed goat cheese
- 2 pears cored and sliced thin
- 1-2 Tbs Balsamic Reduction
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Lay your crescent roll dough out on a parchment or baking mat lined baking sheet, feel free to crimp the edges like I did to make it pretty.
- Sprinkle goat cheese crumbles over the dough, reserving a couple tablespoons
- Core and thinly slice pears, and layer them over the top of the dough and goat cheese in desired pattern
- Sprinkle reserved goat cheese over pears
- Bake for 15 minutes until dough is golden brown and slightly crispy
- Drizzle balsamic reduction over the top and enjoy.
Reducing the balsamic
- You can buy it already reduced, or you can do it yourself, it is really easy.
- Place balsamic vinegar in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat so it stays at a strong simmer until reduced by one-third
- Dip a spoon, and when the mixture coats a spoon, it is done.
- Remove it from heat and allow the balsamic reduction to cool
- It will thicken as it cools, if it gets too thick, then add more vinegar and return it to the heat and stir. If it is too thick, repeat until it reaches the consistency you would like.
- Cool balsamic
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.