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Puff Pastry Pear Tart

I used nearly the same filling as I did for Dorothy's Pear Pie. . just changed it a wee bit. . . but what is very different in today's tart is the easy peasy rolled out puff pastry that I purchased from the freezer section of my grocery store. If you want to use regular pastry and want instructions for that check out the link for Dorothy's Pear Pie.

Pear Tart
  • 1 package rolled out frozen puff pastry thawed for 2 hours on the counter
  • 4 ripe Bartlett pears peeled, cored and sliced as shown above
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • sliced almonds for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. 
  2. Lay pastry over a tart pan with a removable bottom.   Trim and crimp edges. 
  3. Arrange pears in a symmetrical pattern. 
  4. Put remaining ingredients (except almonds) in a blender jar and blend until smooth.
  5. Pour filling over the pears. 
  6. Sprinkle sliced almonds around the edge. 
  7. Bake until filling and crust is golden brown, about 45 minutes. 

The result is a light tender pastry that holds the pear custard.
Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.


  1. That tart looks fantastic! I need to find somethings to make with pears, now's the time! :)

  2. Wow I'm away for one day and there are more recipes! Great, I love it..
    Yup I will be making this one, Lovella..I love pears!

  3. Ellen,
    Your daughter has a great name....I read your other blog ABC Wednesday...That cute...and your this blog with recipes....thatnk for stopping by...Katherienllen

  4. Mmmm...pears! Short shelf life...but they need a bit of shelf life before cooking with them. Your dessert looks most inviting.

  5. Dorothy's pie has been a hit at our house, so I'll need to try this one too! Great visual tips too! Rachel, did you notice the bench scraper?

  6. Oh yes . .I put the bench scraper on for Rachel. . .

  7. OH I want one of those scrapers...

    and a piece of pie with real whopped cream :)

  8. I love pears in any way shape or form and this looks like a winner! Thanks Lovella

  9. This was FANTASTIC and so easy! I had some very ripe pears that needed using for Christmas dinner, so I made this for dessert, and it was a huge hit, and again, so easy to do. Thanks!

  10. Lovella, I was checking MGCC for a strudel recipe today as I have discovered an easy way to make puff pastry which I usually buy frozen . Check out Clotilde Dusoulier's recipe for rough- puff quick and easy puff pastry. Took me no time to whip up.


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