Pear Tart Recipe
While I am typically one that prefers seconds of the main dish instead of saving room for dessert, sometimes I just need something sweet. That’s usually when I call on my husband. Truthfully, he’s the real baker in the family. I do the cooking. He does the baking. Yes, I married a good one. He actually spent some time in culinary school and worked for a large baking and catering company in town. When we were dating, he had me hook line and sinker when I tried his homemade cheesecake. Oh wow! So good. I’m not saying that’s why I married him, but it sure didn’t hurt knowing that he knew his way around a kitchen.
This week I decided to turn the tables a bit, and do some baking of my own by making a simple pear tart. Dessert recipes can’t be complicated if they are being made by me. Truthfully simple cooking is my style whether it involves sweets or not. I like to use familiar ingredients with only a few simple steps that still lend themselves to tasty results.
I think you’ll love this pear tart recipe. It starts with a simple buttery short dough that can be made in the food processor or by hand. The dough is soft and easy to work with when pressing it out in the cute little tart pan.
Then you simply arrange peeled and sliced pears in a pretty fan pattern.
Lastly the buttery sugar topping is sprinkled on top. While it bakes, it sinks into the pears and makes a shimmering sweet sauce. Easy and delicious.
Pear Tart Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 T. sugar
- 8 T. butter
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 T. cold water, or more if needed
- 3 pears
- 2 T. butter
- 2 T. flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
For the crust, mix together dry ingredients. Cut in butter. Mix in egg yolk and water. It should be a stiff but workable dough ball. Roll out to about 9 inches and place in tart pan. With fingertips, press dough evenly up the sides of the tart pan. Chill dough in freezer while slicing the pears.
For the filling, peel and slice pears. Remove crust from freezer and arrange pears in an overlapping fan pattern. Mix remaining flour and sugar and butter in a small bowl.
Cover the pears with filling. You may not use all of the filling. Bake at 400 degrees for approximately 35 minutes or until crust is golden and filling is bubbly and shiny.
Yum! If you have some extra pears right now you need to try this Pear Tart Recipe! It’s so delicious and so simple.
Do you have an abundance of pears right now? Here are some more pear dessert recipes to try! Of course if you have way too many pears to use up in just recipes right now you can always try your hand at Canning Pears. It’s so easy!
- Pear Cookies
- Pear Chips with Cinnamon
- Upside Down Pear Walnut Cake
- Granny’s Fresh Pear Cake
- Pear Almond Tart
- Vanilla Caramel Pear Butter
- Peach Pear Frozen Yogurt
What are your favorite pear dessert recipes or any kind of recipes to make with fresh pears?