Pear Tart Puff Pastry
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Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- This Pear Tart Puff Pastry is an elegant, simple and delicious dessert.
- It’s made with frozen puff pastry, melted butter, cinnamon and sugar.
- The crust is crispy, and crunchy but the center is soft, warm and gooey.
- The pears caramelize in the oven making them really soft, tender and sweet.
- This dessert is served warm with vanilla ice cream or on it’s own.
- Great for entertaining!
- This pear tart comes together quickly with just 8 ingredients.
- Can easily be made dairy free with the use of dairy free butter.
- Start to finish, this tart is ready in just about 30 minutes.
- Check out my easy cheese danish recipe for another great way to use frozen puff pastry sheets!
Ingredients And Substitutions
These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Pear Tart Puff Pastry. Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and instructions.
To make life easier, use a store-bought frozen puff pastry sheet, otherwise you can use and homemade version.
For this recipe, I used Bosc pears which are sweet and crunchy. You’ll want to choose a firm, sweet pear such as Bosc or Anjou that will hold their shape through baking.
Unsalted butter is going to add a ton of buttery flavor that pairs well with the rest of the ingredients, otherwise you can use a dairy free butter alternative or oil.
I used coconut sugar as it’s an unrefined sweetener, however, brown or cane sugar will work great too. Use monk fruit sweetener if desired.
Vanilla extract adds flavor to any baked good!
Ground cinnamon adds a lovely warm flavor that pairs great with the coconut sugar.
A touch of ground ginger retains some of that pepper spice and sweetness from raw ginger, but its flavor is much more mild.
Ground nutmeg is known for its warm, nutty flavor, making it the perfect addition to comforting sweet and savory dishes.
A sprinkle of turbinado sugar on top of this pastry before baking adds a lovely golden brown color and crunchy texture.
How To Make
ONE: Start by defrosting the puff pastry, according to package. Once it’s thawed and easy to unravel, place it on a baking sheet that’s lined with parchment paper. Then, using a knife score the sides by gently but firmly pressing down about 1 inch from all corners.
TWO: Next, slice pears very thinly and set aside. In the small bowl, combine melted butter, coconut sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Mix until a thick paste is formed. Brush about 2/3 of the sugar mixture on the puff pastry then arrange the pears on top. Finish it off by brushing the remainder of the sugar mixture over the pears and sides of the pastry.
THREE: Sprinkle with turbinado sugar and bake for 22-25 minutes, or until pears are caramelized and puff pastry is golden brown.
FOUR: Let cool for about 5-10 minutes before slicing into, serve warm on it’s own or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
Tips And Tricks
The thinner the pear slice the better. If the slice is too thick it will take longer to caramelize during baking time.
Be careful not to cut all the way through the puff pastry when outline with knife. Press firmly but gently into the thawed sheet.
Sprinkling turbinado sugar on before baking is optional but also adds a lovely color and texture, so strongly encouraged!
How To Serve And Store
Serve this pear tart warm and with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream!
Let pear tart cool to room temperature and store in an air tight container in the fridge. Reheat in the oven or air fryer for best results.
Taste And Texture
This Pear Tart Puff Pastry is insanely delicious. It’s filled with buttery flakey flavors and warm cinnamon and sugar taste.
The texture is crispy on the edges, but soft, warm and gooey in the center.
Frequently Asked Questions
Bosc pears will work best for this recipe as they are sweet and firm so they will hold their shape during baking time.
No, you don’t! But scoring the border is what gives this tart that crispy edge and makes it look really pretty!
Yup! Just use a vegan frozen puff pastry or make your own at home.
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