Rating: 4.5 stars
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Pears poached in a maple caramel sauce then baked with a traditional puff pastry crust, a simple yet elegant dessert. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

30 mins
5 mins
50 mins
15 mins
1 9-inch tart


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Roll puff pastry out on a lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness; place in the refrigerator.

  • Melt butter in a 9-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat; stir in brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg and cook and stir until sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Stir maple syrup into brown sugar mixture; cook, stirring, until mixture begins to bubble. Remove skillet from heat.

  • Place one pear half, cut side up, into the center of skillet. Cut remaining pear halves in half again; arrange pear quarters around the center pear, cut sides up.

  • Place skillet over medium-low heat; cook pears, basting with syrup mixture, until they begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Remove skillet from heat.

  • Remove puff pastry from refrigerator; place pastry over pears, tucking edges of pastry around pears inside skillet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until pastry is puffed and golden, about 20 minutes; allow to cool for 5 minutes. Place a serving plate over skillet; invert to remove tart (skillet will still be hot). Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

329 calories; protein 2.6g; carbohydrates 42.4g; fat 17.6g; cholesterol 15.3mg; sodium 121.5mg. Full Nutrition