A holiday party without cheese is just a meeting in fancy clothes. Our easy 4-ingredient Gorgonzola & Dried Fruit Pie guarantees your gathering is THE place to be.
1 refrigerated pie crust, thawed (package usually contains two, save other for use later)
2 5-ounce containers Gorgonzola Center Cut from Simply Artisan Reserve
1 cup assorted dried fruits (dates, raisins, cranberries, apricots, etc.), coarsely chopped
¼ cup honey, divided
Optional: 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
Pre-heat oven to 425 F degrees.
Gently unroll thawed pie crust and press down into pan, with dough overhanging the rim. Use knife to trim dough around edges and use this excess to create decorative shapes for the crust edge. With the tines of a fork, lightly pierce the bottom of pie crust to keep it from puffing up while baking.
Place crust in oven and par bake for 8 minutes or until just starting to turn very lightly golden. Remove from oven, but leave heat on.
Add one piece of center cut Gorgonzola in middle of pie crust, drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the honey. Top with remaining piece of Gorgonzola.
Pack the gap surrounding pie edge and cheese with chopped dried fruit. Return to oven to bake for 5 more minutes, or until crust golden brown and cheese softening.
Remove from oven, drizzle fruit area and top of cheese with remaining honey. Top with thyme, if desired.
Serve with crackers, bread or apple slices.