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Rustic Pear Tart

No sills needed to make a rustic pear tart. Just make the filling, plop it in the middle of the crust and fold up the sides.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 4 mins
Total Time 1 hr 19 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 364 kcal

Equipment

  • Large heavy bottomed Dutch oven

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Pie crust ready-to-bake or homemade
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 8 large ripe pears peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1-½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • cup apple juice
  • cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cream
  • 1 tablespoon sanding sugar

Instructions
 

  • In a large heavy bottom Dutch oven, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add sliced pears and cinnamon. Cook and stir for a couple of minutes. Stir in apple juice and brown sugar.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook and stir until thickened, about 7-9 minutes.
  • Add a bit more apple juice if the sauce gets too thick. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and allow to cool.
  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 14" circle. Transfer to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  • Spoon pear filling over pastry. Spread filling out to within 2" of edge. Fold pastry edge over filling and squeeze together to make a pleat every two inches. Brush folded pastry with cream and sprinkle with coarse or sanding sugar.
  • Bake until crust is golden and filling is bubbly, about 45-50 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before moving tart to a cooling rack.
  • Move it with parchment in place. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Rustic Pear Tart
Amount per Serving
Calories
364
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
12
g
18
%
Saturated Fat
 
5
g
25
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
5
g
Cholesterol
 
11
mg
4
%
Sodium
 
156
mg
7
%
Potassium
 
336
mg
10
%
Carbohydrates
 
66
g
22
%
Fiber
 
8
g
32
%
Sugar
 
38
g
42
%
Protein
 
3
g
6
%
Vitamin A
 
189
IU
4
%
Vitamin C
 
10
mg
12
%
Calcium
 
41
mg
4
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Approximate nutrition information is provided as a convenience and courtesy only. You are encouraged to do your own calculations if precise data is required.

Keyword pear, rustic, Tart
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