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Rustic Pear Tart

October/November 2005

Your rating: None Average: 3.9 (29 votes)

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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"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...
Rustic Pear Tart Recipe

3 Reviews for Rustic Pear Tart

02/16/2014
Anonymous
A simple but delicious homemade tart

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!

Few ingredients required, very little added sugar or butter
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09/03/2012
Anonymous
LOVED IT!!!!

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.

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10/06/2009
Anonymous

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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archrenov8 wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

This is the second time I made this recipe. The first time, I cheated because I had pastry dough left over from another dessert, and I thawed and used that.

Both times I scaled it up 5x to use five Bosc pears. But this time I used this crust, baking the tart in a rustic cabin in the woods. The crust was perfect, and all nine of us thoroughly enjoyed the tart. I squeezed a little fresh lemon over the pears, and added a little lemon zest, before folding over the crust.

Cannot wait to try other variations.

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