Thursday, September 18, 2008

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.

Anyone can do this. . . .really. . .



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

I rolled out the puff pastry to fit the tart pan .. . even if the puff pastry would have been big enough, I would have still rolled it a bit thinner . . . .

Lay the puff pastry in the tart pan and roughly cut the edges and sort of twist them a bit. . .to hold some almonds. .

Then. . .lay your pears in the crust. . .nice and symmetrical. .

In the blender put the rest of the ingredients. . .and pour on top of the pears.

I brushed the edge of the pastry with some beaten egg white and sprinkled sliced almonds around the edge.

Bake at 375 for about 35 minutes. . .or until golden brown.

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.

9 comments:

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

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  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!

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

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

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  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?

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

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

    and a piece of pie with real whopped cream :)

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

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  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!

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