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Pear Tart Recipe

Pears are cooked in caramel and topped with puff pastry, then baked in a cast iron skillet.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep 30 minutes
Cook 30 minutes
Total 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Calories 163 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry from a 17.3-ounce package, thawed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 firm ripe Anjou or Bartlett pears, each peeled, halved, cored and cut into 6 wedges (18 slices total)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. On a lightly floured work surface, roll the puff pastry into an 11&frac12-inch square, then cut out an 11-inch circle. Refrigerate the puffy pastry until ready to use.
  3. In a medium cast-iron skillet (or other ovenproof nonstick skillet), combine the sugar, vinegar and water. Cook over medium heat, without stirring, until golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Stir in the butter, then arrange the pear wedges in a circle along the edge of the skillet. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook until the pears are crisp-tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat.
  4. Drape the chilled puff pastry round over the pears, tucking the edges under. Place an oven-safe plate or pot lid on top of the pastry and bake for 15 minutes. Remove the lid and continue to bake until the puffy pastry is golden brown, about 15 minutes more. Allow the tart to cool in the skillet for 15 minutes, then run a knife around the edge of the skillet and carefully invert the tart onto a serving plate. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Pear Tart Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 163 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 24mg1%
Potassium 83mg2%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 19g21%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Vitamin C 2.9mg4%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.