A perfect dessert for the cooler season, this Easy Pear Tart comes together in no time.
Pears are mixed with honey, butter and cinnamon for the best seasonal bite.
And, this recipes is made with just 8 ingredients! I love an easy dessert on the weekend so this pear tart hits all the right notes.
Puff pastry is one of the most versatile dessert ingredients which I keep in my freezer at all times; there are so many ways to bake with it!
While apples get a lot of the dessert attention during this season, let’s take a moment to shine a light on pears.
How to make an easy pear tart with puff pastry
Frozen Puff Pastry: The base of this recipe, just thaw the puff pastry based on package instructions and then you’re good to go!
Pears: Anjou pears are my favourite to use to make this tart but you could also try Bosc.
Honey: The sweetness of the honey goes perfectly with pears.
Butter: Butter mixed with honey is the perfect coating for those delicious pear slices.
Spices: Cinnamon and nutmeg are the best seasonal spices to use.
All Purpose Flour: Helps the honey-butter mixture stick to the pears.
Quick & Easy Pear Tart
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
- 2 large pears, thinly sliced
- 3 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp butter, melted
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- pinch nutmeg
- 1 tsp all purpose flour
- chopped walnuts for topping
- Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Roll out the thawed puff pastry dough into a 10 inch by 12-inch rectangle (approximately). Make a half-inch border around the tart by folding the sides of the dough, using a fork to press down. Then use the fork to make dots throughout the middle of the tart and set aside.
- In a bowl mix together the honey, melted butter, cinnamon, nutmeg and flour. Then toss the sliced pears in the mixture.
- Line the pears on the pastry and drizzle with 3 tablespoons of the remaining honey mixture from the bowl.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the edges are dark golden brown.
- Remove the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for 10-15 minutes. Sprinkle with walnut pieces before cutting and serving.
The aromas coming from the kitchen when you bake this pear tart are hard to resist! By itself this tart is divine but you could also top it with a dollop of mascarpone cheese or whipped cream.
This dessert is the perfect ending to any dinner or dinner party.
Want to make this into a savoury appetizer? After the tart is baked, top with the chopped walnuts, a sprinkling of goat cheese and some fresh thyme.
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Until the next cooking adventure,