This Cinnamon Sugar Pear Tart is the perfect last minute dessert to serve to guests or just fill a craving for dessert! Make it in just 20 minutes with store-bought pastry puff dough.
You know how runners will get a little antsy if they haven’t run in a few days? I get that way with baking. For me, it isn’t really even about eating the baked goods, it’s simply about baking. Half the time, I’ve been known to make a dessert, have one helping of it, and leave the rest for my family to eat. When I was working in the corporate world, I was able to bring in baked goods all the time which was great!
Cinnamon Sugar Pear Tart
Anyways, when it’s been a few days without baking something, I really start to get a little antsy. While I love cooking meals, baking is something I feel like is totally for me. I love to experiment with flavors so sometimes I never know whether a dessert will come out well or not. I typically end up with something at least edible and usually delicious, so it works out more often than not. I first made this pear tart while I was pregnant. We had gotten a bunch of pears at the farmer’s market and they were starting to get to the point of being just past ripe.
I knew we needed to use the pears soon and I happened to have a puff pastry sheet in the freezer. So I pulled out the dough to thaw and 2o minutes after it thawed, we had a delicious, light dessert to feast on. Ever since, it’s been my favorite dessert to make when I want something light and quick. I have to really be in the mood for a chocolatey dessert, but fruit desserts? Anytime.
This dessert can be perfect for just you, your family, a party, and just because! It’s light enough to be a mid-day snack, too. If you like whipped cream, you can add a little dollop on top or even serve it with ice cream. That’s my favorite way ;)Print
- 1 puff pastry sheet, thawed
- 2 ripe pears
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, optional for topping
- Thaw puff pastry before beginning.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cut puff pastry into squares using a pizza cutter or knife.
- Mix olive oil plus half of sugar and cinnamon.
- Brush olive oil mix onto eat puff pastry, to edges.
- Cut pear into slices (leaving skin on).
- Lay slices along puff pastry.
- Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon sugar.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until pastry has risen and is golden brown.
- Serve immediately, while warm, with ice cream or whipped cream.
Walk, don’t run, to gather the supplies you need to make this pear puff pastry tart as soon as possible! If you need a savory puff pastry tart idea, check out my Asparagus Ricotta Tart, too.
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