Rustic Pear Tart


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.

Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
2 servings
Nutrition Profile:


  • 1 large ripe but firm pear, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 1 teaspoon plus 1/3 cup all-purpose flour, divided, plus additional for dusting

  • 2 tablespoons sugar, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • teaspoon grated nutmeg

  • teaspoon salt

  • cup whole-wheat pastry flour

  • 1 tablespoon cold unsalted butter

  • 2 tablespoons walnut oil, or canola oil

  • 1-2 tablespoons cold water


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Toss pear slices, 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a medium bowl.

  3. Whisk 1/3 cup all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour and the remaining 1 tablespoon sugar in a medium bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry cutter or a fork until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle oil over the mixture and stir with a fork until evenly combined. Add 1 tablespoon water and stir until the dough just stays together when pressed with a fork; add up to 1 additional tablespoon of water if the dough seems too dry.

  4. Line a work surface with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat, generously dust with flour and turn the dough out onto it. Form the dough into a small patty, dust the top with flour and roll into a rustic 10-inch circle, adding more flour if necessary to prevent sticking. Transfer the crust to a baking sheet with parchment paper or baking mat in place.

  5. Lay the pear slices in decorative, overlapping circles on top of the crust, leaving a 1-inch border around the edge. Spoon any remaining pear juice over the slices. Pick up the edges of the crust using a spatula and fold over the pears. The crust will not meet in the center.

  6. Bake the tart until lightly browned and bubbling, about 40 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

445 Calories
20g Fat
64g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Serving Size 1/2 tart
Calories 445
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 5g 11%
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Vitamin A 207IU 4%
Vitamin C 5mg 6%
Folate 8mcg 2%
Sodium 148mg 6%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 9mg 2%
Potassium 162mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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