pear tart

3 Feb

i had pears just begging to be used up in a dessert 🙂   most recipes i found were for baked pears — that didnt seem up my alley — so when i came across this recipe i went for it!   recipe called to bake the tart for 50  min — mine went for 75 — it probably could have gone even longer..  this recipe was eh….  maybe my pears weren’t ripe enough… dont know.. won’t be making this again — maybe you’ll have better luck!



Easy Pear Tart Recipe

adapted from applepiepatispate


2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 cup granulated sugar
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 pounds fresh pears, preferably Bosc or Anjou (about 5 to 6)

butter for dotting the tart


  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF with a rack in the upper third of the oven.
  2. Peel the pears, cut in half lengthwise, and core to remove the seeds. Slice the pear halves into thin slivers.
  3. Beat the eggs and milk in a bowl. Add the sugar and a pinch of salt and continue beating until well-blended.
  4. Add the flour to the eggs and milk. Mix to form a thick cake batter.
  5. Add the pears to the batter and mix gently until the slices are evenly coated. Deposit the batter in the greased and dusted cake pan.
  6. Top evenly with small pieces of butter and whole cloves (if using).
  7. Bake at 375ºF for about 60 minutes, or until the top is well-browned.
  8. Let the pear tart cool in the pan for at least 15 minutes before unmolding.
  9.  Serve warm or at room temperature.



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