Pear Puff Pastry Tart

Juicy pears topped with a brown sugar butter mixture and all surrounded by flaky puff pastry – this is so easy to pull together and could easily be served for breakfast with a dollop of yogurt or dessert with a scoop of ice cream.

Easy Pear Puff Pastry TartWhy has no one told me that puff pastry is so incredibly delicious?  And nevermind that, why hasn’t anyone mentioned how easy it is to use?

Seriously, bought some pears and puff pastry early Saturday morning and by late Saturday morning, this was out of the oven, done and ready to eat!  I am not even exaggerating.

Easy Pear Puff Pastry TartI had a crazy long to do list this weekend: a stop at Home Depot for paint, grocery shopping, laundry up the wazoo, cleaning plus cooking all my blog recipes for the week.  Top that all off with a super bored dog that wanted someone to play with her.

This easy pear puff pastry tart was a welcomed treat after that long day.

Easy Pear Puff Pastry TartSimply go buy some puff pastry, remove it from the packaging and sit it out to unthaw for about 45 minutes (or for me the time it takes to throw in two loads of laundry).

Once it’s soft, roll it out to just a bit, enough to make the surface area of your tart large enough for three rows of fruit.  Add you sliced pears (or any fruit of your choosing), drizzle with your brown sugar and butter mixture, throw in the oven for 15 minutes and you have yourself an easy pear tart that will taste like you bought it from your local bakery.

Easy Pear Puff Pastry TartThis makes me happy!

Pear Puff Pastry Tart
  • 3 pears, cored and sliced
  • 1 sheet of frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon raw sugar, for sprinkling
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place puff pastry on a lightly floured surface, and roll out until just wide enough for three rows of sliced pears. Place the pastry on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. In a bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. Mix well.
  4. Spoon a portion of the mixture on the top of the puff pastry, spreading with the back of the spoon and leaving about ½" border.
  5. Lay the pear slices on top of the puff pastry and drizzle the remaining butter mixture over top of the pears.
  6. Sprinkle with the raw sugar and bake for 15-18 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.
  7. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly,
  8. Serve with vanilla ice cream, greek yogurt or whipped cream.

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  1. says

    I love how delicious and simple puff pastry is too! I remember discovering it when I made a baked brie for a dinner a party a few years ago. Once I knew how easy it was to use I totally felt like someone should have told me years before. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos! I’m eager to try the recipe, and it’s just in time for the start of pear season too! :-)

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