What a tasty, simple recipe. My guests raved over this crust, which has very little butter! I added plums atop my pears in the center, and some crushed pecans, which toasted nicely. It's awesome with plain vanilla ice cream. Too awesome! I recommend using a chilled rolling pin to prevent the dough from sticking to it. But even if it sticks, just patch it together -- it IS a "rustic" tart!
Rustic Pear Tart
From EatingWell: October/November 2005
Who says you can't have your tart and eat it, too? This deceptively simple fall dessert is made for special celebrations. Look for a fragrant pear that's nonetheless firm to the touch.
3 Reviews for Rustic Pear Tart
Great dessert. I did not peel the pears and it still turned out great. I was bad and put vanilla ice cream on top. I could not stop eating so I froze it. Tastes even better when you re-heat.
The crust on this tart is delightfully flaky, and the recipe is super easy. The tart can bake while you're eating dinner. I used ripe Asian pears from my friend's tree, and orange olive oil in place of the canola, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly; it was a big hit at dinner.
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