Easy Pear Puff Pastry Tart Recipe
Topped with spiced brown sugar, these delicious pear tarts with puff pastry are great for snacks or dessert. A perfect balance of sweet, spice, and buttery goodness in every bite!
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
- pinch nutmeg
- pinch salt
- 1 roll puff pastry, thawed
- 5 pcs small pears, peeled, cored, halved and cut into thin slices
- 1 egg, beated
- 1 & 1/2 tbsp butter, cut into bits
Start by preheating your oven to 200°C (375°F).
Using a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon powder, ground cardamom, nutmeg, and salt. Set aside.
Unroll the puff pastry on a flat surface and cut it into 9 (almost equal) portions.
Place them on top of a tray lined with a baking sheet, then brush each portion with the beaten egg.
Sprinkle some off the spices and sugar mixture, avoiding the sides of the pastry.
Arrange a halved, sliced pear in the middle of the pastry.
Sprinkle more of the sugar and spices mixture on top of the pear.
Dot each pear with two bits of butter.
Place the tray in the middle of the oven for 18 to 20 minutes, or until the top has turned golden.
Sprinkle some powdered sugar on your pear tart with puff pastry, if desired.
Cook's Tip #1: Ensure that the puff pastry is completely thawed before you start to unroll it. A light dusting of flour on top of the flat surface and top of the puff pastry will help keep it dry.
Cook's Tip #2: Cut the pears into thin slices. The thinner they are sliced, the quicker they will be cooked in the oven.
Cook's Tip #3: Do not put too much butter on top of the pears; just enough to help cook the pears.
Calories: 35kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg