Caramel Pear Tart

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This Caramel Pear Tart is a simple, rustic tart featuring fresh pears drizzled with caramel sauce. These tarts involve just a handful of ingredients, are simple to make, and are best enjoyed warm from the oven.

Rustic Pear Tart

Pear Tart

Desserts that you can eat right from the oven are my favorites; no waiting around for it to cool and then frost. My favorite way to enjoy this is with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

I saw some of these gorgeous pears on a trip to the grocery store and they were begging to be turned into a dessert. Combined with the caramel sauce that was waiting in the fridge, I knew it would be awesome.

Caramel Desserts

You already know of my love affair with caramel from these Caramel Stuffed Pretzel Cookies, but in the past few weeks, it feels like I have made batches and batches of drippy, sticky, sweet Salted Caramel.

I made these Inside Out Caramel Apples, the Caramel Apple Puff Pastries, this copycat Caramel Dessert Pizza, and these Caramel Apple Crumb Bars too.

Go ahead and get excited about it, because there are still more caramel-filled recipes that I am excited to share with you.

Caramel Pear Tart

Carmel Pear Tart

I love using fresh, seasonal ingredients in my recipes, and when I saw these cheerful, little pears at the grocery store I couldn’t resist featuring them in this simple pear tart recipe.

To keep the pears the star of this dessert, I kept the other ingredients to a minimum, you’ll only need to add a bit of cinnamon, nutmeg, and a drizzle of caramel.

Simple Pear Tart with Caramel Sauce

Pear Tart Recipe

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine the pears, corn starch, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl. Toss gently until the pears are well-coated. Set aside.
  2. Roll out the chilled dough on a floured surface until it forms a 12-inch circle. Transfer onto a flat cookie sheet. Arrange the pears on the dough, leaving a 3-inch space around the edge.
  3. Drizzle the caramel sauce over the pears. Gently fold the rim of the dough over the pears. Brush the edges of the dough with the beaten egg.
  4. Bake for 20-23 minutes or until pears are tender and the crust is golden brown. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream if desired.
Caramel Pear Tart is a simple seasonal dessert

If you are comfortable making a pie crust, this recipe will be a snap for you. If pie crust making challenges you, there is always the route of buying a pre-made crust or trying this very simple cheater pie crust recipe.

However, with a little bit of practice, I promise that you can whip out your own lovely pie crusts easily. This dessert is best served warm from the oven, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream if desired.

Caramel Pear Tart

Caramel Pear Tart

The Caramel Pear Tart is a simple, rustic tart featuring pears with caramel sauce. These tarts involve just a handful of ingredients, are simple to make, and are best enjoyed warm from the oven.
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients 

Crust Ingredients

  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ¼ cup ice cold water

Filling Ingredients

  • 4 cups peeled and thinly sliced pears
  • 1 tablespoons corn starch
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • cup caramel sauce homemade or store-bought
  • 1 egg, beaten

Instructions

Crust Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, salt and sugar. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until pea sized crumbs form.
  • Sprinkle the cold water over the mixture, lightly stirring with a fork until dough forms into a ball. Avoid over mixing or handling the dough.
  • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least an hour. (This will make it much easier to handle.)

Filling Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine the pears, corn starch, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl. Toss gently until the pears are well-coated. Set aside.
  • Roll out the chilled dough on a floured surface until it forms a 12-inch circle. Transfer onto a flat cookie sheet. Arrange the pears on the dough, leaving a 3-inch space around the edge.
  • Drizzle the caramel sauce over the pears. Gently fold the rim of the dough over the pears. Brush the edges of the dough with the beaten egg.
  • Bake for 20-23 minutes or until pears are tender and the crust is golden brown. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream if desired.
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{originally shared 9/3/14 as a guest post for Mandy’s Recipe Box – recipe notes and photos updated 2/3/22}

Rustic Pear Tart with Caramel Drizzle

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