An elegant – yet simple – pear puff pastry tart recipe, highlighting fresh, seasonal pears, ginger, cinnamon, vanilla, and flaky, buttery pastry. Perfect for easy entertaining!
A slice of this ginger pear puff pastry may have been my breakfast this morning…
The nearly translucent, thin layers of fresh pear brushed with a sweet, spiced ginger sauce nestled seductively atop flaky, golden puff-pastry was just too much to resist. My own morning impulses aside, this lovely little pastry is a beautiful, autumnal dessert and fantastically simple to boot.
It comes together quickly to create an impressive and elegant tart, prime for entertaining… or early-morning snacking.
Why you’ll love this pear puff pastry tart:
My recipe itself is nearly foolproof. Start with a sheet of thawed puff pastry, brush with heavenly, ginger-spiced, brown sugar-infused butter, and top with sliced pears. Alternating the curvy slices creates a lovely ribbed pattern that elevates the pastry from its humble ingredients list.
A quick trip in the oven, and the puff pastry rises into dozens of flaky layers around the golden, caramelized pears. It’s sweet, and decadent, and almost too easy.
This pastry also takes advantage of the limited lifespan of pears – which I swear are only perfectly ripe for about an hour of their short lives – forgiving even to a slightly less-than-ripe or just so overly-soft specimen.
Try it warm from the oven with a spoonful of vanilla bean ice cream – any time of day!
Be sure to also try these other Fall favorites:
- Apple cider cinnamon rolls
- Caramel apple crumble bars
- Cider baked apples
- Cranberry pear puff pastry turnovers
If you make this pear tart, be sure to tag me on Instagram with the hashtag #forkknifeswoon and leave a comment and rating below letting me know how you liked it! Star ratings are especially helpful because they help others find my recipes too. xo, LauraPrint
Originally published on October 24th, 2012. I’m (slowly) going back through my recipe archives, updating some of my favorites with new photos and information.