French Puff Pastry Tart with Pears and Chocolate


This pear tart has everything that complements pears: a puff pastry base, chocolate, custard, and almonds.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
8 servings


  • ½ cup unsalted butter

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 cup blanched almond flour

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed

  • 4 ounces milk chocolate, chopped

  • 3 pears - peeled, cored and sliced


  1. Line a tart pan with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Combine butter and 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar in a large bowl; beat using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Mix in almond flour. Add eggs 1 at a time and mix until well combined.

  3. Line a tart pan with the puff pastry and prick with a fork all over.

  4. Place chocolate in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Stir frequently, scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching, until melted, about 5 minutes. Cool slightly. Cover puff pastry with melted chocolate.

  5. Carefully pour egg mixture on top of the chocolate on the puff pastry without mixing the 2 layers. Arrange pear slices on top of the tart.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until pastry has puffed up and is golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

548 Calories
36g Fat
51g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 548
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 14g 68%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 106mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 18%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 165mg 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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