Impress your guests with this Puff Pastry Pear Tart recipe which is a super easy dessert to prepare! Did I mention it only requires six ingredients?!
I was deliberate in adding the word “easy” to this title. Although you can make homemade puff pastry (and I will someday), fresh or frozen puff pastry is magic! What could be easier than buying a box of pastry in the freezer section of your market and with little effort, you end up with a simple and delicious dessert? I’m kind of obsessed with it. You can use it for both savory or sweet dishes. Pretty much take it out of the box and in some cases roll it out and fill with just about anything.
For these pear tarts, you don’t even need to get out your rolling pin. Just cut each sheet into 4 squares and, voilà, you have the beginning of a flaky light crust!
Add the pears, brush with butter, sprinkle with sugar, bake for 17 minutes and you have dessert!
For Anna and Vince’s Provence Gr8 Dinner the invitation requested that I bring a French pear tart. I decided to make eight individual pear tarts using puff pastry. The result was an elegant and delicious dessert just like you would expect any French dessert to be.
Only a few ingredients are needed. This lends the flavor to be mostly the fresh pears combined with the soft flaky crunch of the crust. Serve it with make-ahead whipped cream or ice cream for just a tad bit more sweetness.
And if you are really short on time, a can of pears works just as well! I made this one and had it the next morning with coffee and it was perfect. Just a touch of sweetness.