d'Anjou Pear and Almond Tarts


I don't have a real sweet tooth so I wanted to make a dessert that wasn't too decadent. We love these tarts because they're just enough sweet with that unique pear taste and the crunch of almonds, a lot like apple pie. For those of you who make your own pie crust, it will make them that much better! I think these would pear well with your favourite cup of tea or a bubbly glass of Prosecco. Enjoy!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
18 3-inch tarts


  • 18 (3 inch) unbaked tart shells

  • 7 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon pear-flavored white balsamic vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 3 large ripe d'Anjou pears - peeled, cored, and diced

  • 3 tablespoons chopped almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place tart shells on a baking sheet.

  2. Stir brown sugar, melted butter, balsamic vinegar, and cinnamon together in a bowl; stir in pears and chopped almonds until completely coated. Spoon pear mixture into tart shells.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 45 minutes.

Cook's Note:

If you want to up the decadence, toss some extra chopped almonds in simmering butter and brown sugar until they get nice and syrupy, then add them on top of the tarts for the final 10 minutes of baking, and then once out of the oven drizzle with chocolate!

I used grass-fed butter, fair-trade sugar, and organic pears.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

195 Calories
8g Fat
30g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 195
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 101mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 57mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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