This Cinnamon Sugar Pear Tart is the perfect last minute dessert to serve to guests or just fill a craving for dessert! Make it in just 20 minutes with store-bought?pastry puff dough.
You know how runners will get a little antsy if they haven’t run in a few days? I get that way with baking. For me, it isn’t really even about?eating the baked goods, it’s simply about baking. Half the time, I’ve been known to make a dessert, have one helping of it, and leave the rest for my family to eat. When I was working in the corporate world, I was able to bring in baked goods all the time which was great!
Cinnamon Sugar Pear Tart
Anyways, when it’s been a few days without baking?something, I really start to get a little antsy. While I love cooking meals, baking is something I feel like is totally for me. I love to experiment with flavors so sometimes I never know whether a dessert will come out well or not. I typically end up with something at least edible and usually delicious, so it works out more often than not. I first made this pear tart while I was pregnant. We had gotten a bunch of pears at the farmer’s market and they were starting to get to the point of being just past ripe.
I knew we needed to use the pears soon and I happened to have a puff pastry sheet in the freezer. So I pulled out the dough to thaw and 2o minutes after it thawed, we had a delicious, light dessert to feast on. Ever since, it’s been my favorite dessert to make when I want something light and quick. I have to really be in the mood for a chocolatey dessert, but fruit desserts? Anytime.
This dessert can be perfect for just you, your family, a party, and just because! It’s light enough to be a mid-day snack, too. If you like whipped cream, you can add a little dollop on top or even serve it with ice cream. That’s my favorite way 😉
- 1 puff pastry sheet, thawed
- 2 ripe pears
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, optional for topping
- Thaw puff pastry before beginning.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cut puff pastry into squares using a pizza cutter or knife.
- Mix olive oil plus half of sugar and cinnamon.
- Brush olive oil mix onto eat puff pastry, to edges.
- Cut pear into slices (leaving skin on).
- Lay slices along puff pastry.
- Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon sugar.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until pastry has risen and is golden brown.
- Serve immediately, while warm, with ice cream or whipped cream.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g
Walk, don’t run, to gather the supplies you need to make this pear puff pastry tart as soon as possible! If you need a savory puff pastry tart idea, check out my Asparagus Ricotta Tart, too.
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