We love getting together with friends & family, and nothing brings people together like great food! Even though we like to spoil our guests with delicious appies, we don’t always have a lot of time to prepare something. That’s why we love this pear & brie flatbread with thyme & wildflower honey! Whether it’s date night, having the ladies over for a glass of wine, bringing food to a gathering, or adding a green salad for a relaxed easy meal, this beauty is always a hit. The key is to choose the very best ingredients and to let them shine. We recently discovered the ability of Elias Honey to add just the right finishing note to savoury dishes and grazing boards and we are loving all the different combinations!
Studies have shown that eating honey can promote and enhance gut health. Fresh honey also contains both prebiotic compounds (elements that enhance the naturally occurring intestinal microflora) and probiotic cultures which inhibit the growth of unhealthy gut bacteria. But not all honey is equal – some imported honey contains added water and sweeteners. That’s why we use Elias Honey. They have all sorts of varieties with a wide range of colour and taste profiles, and they are all 100% Canadian. Different blossoms produce very different tasting honey in a range of colours from light gold to amber and dark brown. Each jar offers a surprising range of aromatics & flavours from fruity, floral and herbaceous, to woody and spicy.
Brie, Pear & Honey Flatbread with Thyme
A stunning appetizer ready in a flash!
- 1 store-bought flatbread, pizza crust, or naan
- 2 Tbsp olive oil (1 tbsp for crust, 1 tbsp for onions)
- 1 pear thinly sliced
- 1 small onion peeled & thinly sliced
- 150-200g Brie cheese, sliced
- 2 Tbsp Elias Wildflower Blossom Honey
- 2 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves
- 1 Tbsp sea salt
- pomegranate seeds optional for garnish & a pop of bright flavour
Preheat oven to 400˚F.
- Heat 1 tbsp oil in a small frying pan over low to medium heat. Add sliced onions & 1 tbsp thyme leaves. Turn heat down to low and slowly cook the onions until they are soft and just starting to turn golden. Stir often, this should take about 5 minutes. We are looking for sweet & soft, not burnt…so go slow! Make sure the onions are only barely golden. Add 1 tsp of Elias Wildflower Blossom Honey, stir and heat for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in a pinch of salt.
Place flatbread onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Using 1 tbsp of your oil, brush the flatbread with a thin coat of oil. Bake for 5 minutes until crisp.
Remove flatbread from the oven, but do not turn the oven off. Spread the brie slices on the crust.
Spread the honey onion mixture over the brie.
Arrange pear slices on top of the onions.
Bake flatbreads for approximately 10 minutes until pears soften, cheese melts, and crust edges are golden.
Drizzle with honey, fresh thyme leaves & a sprinkle of sea salt. Let cool slightly on a wire rack.
Garnish with pomegranate seeds. Serve immediately.
Think all honey tastes alike? Think again! Different blossoms produce wildly different tasting honeys in a range of colours from light gold to amber and dark brown. All Elias Honey products are 100% pure, locally-sourced Canadian honey. Try their liquid squeeze honey in your favourite recipe, pair one of their unique Gourmet honeys with a charcuterie board or try a dollop of their innovative raw, vitamin-packed Cold Pressed honeys in your hot beverage.
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