Hasselback Pear Tart


Using the Hasselback method on pears makes them even easier to arrange in this delicious fall tart.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
1 10-inch square tart pan


  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry - thawed, unfolded, and lightly rolled

  • 2 Bartlett pears, halved and cored

  • 2 d'Anjou pears, halved and cored

  • 1 red pear, halved and cored

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • ½ lemon, juiced

  • ½ (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Fit puff pastry into a 10-inch square tart pan with removable sides.

  2. Place a pear half, cut-side down, onto a work surface. Place a chopstick above and below the pear half, so the pear is framed on the top and bottom. Thinly slice the pear half lengthwise, stopping when the knife hits the chopstick and leaving the bottom 1/4 inch of the pear intact. Repeat with the remaining pear halves.

  3. Place hasselbacked pears in a bowl; add white sugar and lemon juice and gently toss to coat. Let hasselbacked pears stand for 5 minutes.

  4. Mix cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla extract together in a bowl; spread over puff pastry. Arrange hasselbacked pears over cream cheese layer, cutting some of the halves into quarters if needed to fit them in. Slightly fan out each pear and drizzle any accumulated juices from the pear bowl over pears. Sprinkle turbinado sugar over tart.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until crust is puffed and lightly browned and juices are bubbling, about 35 minutes. Cool tart for 15 minutes before slicing.

Cook's Note:

Coarse ginger sugar can be used in place of the turbinado sugar, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

326 Calories
17g Fat
43g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 326
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 118mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 10mg 49%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 175mg 4%

* 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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