nutritional information

Per Slice:

  • Calories: 244
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Total Fat: 10 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 39 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 46 mg
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Sugar: 26 g

Pear Tarte Tatin

Pear Tarte Tatin

Serves 8

If you're not eating this tart right away, cool it in the pan to keep the juices from making the crust soggy. Warm 10 minutes in a 350°F oven, then unmold.
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • 4 Bosc, Comice, or Concorde pears, peeled, quartered, and cored
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed (½ 17.3-oz. pkg.)

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Stir together sugar and 1/3 cup water in saucepan, and bring to a boil over high heat, swirling pan occasionally to dissolve sugar. Boil syrup 5 minutes, or until it becomes amber-colored.

2. Pour caramel into 8-inch round baking pan, swirling to cover bottom completely with caramel. Sprinkle pine nuts over caramel. Arrange pears in circle with wide sides out, then place 1 pear quarter in center to fill hole.

3. Unfold puff pastry and trim off one-third. Reserve for another use. Place remaining two-thirds puff pastry over pears, trim to fit pan, then press onto edges to seal. Prick all over with fork.

4. Bake 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until puff pastry is golden brown and looks dry on top. Cool 20 minutes. Invert tart onto serving plate and serve warm.

October 2010 p.67

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I always used bartlett, fresh or canned when baking pear crisp. I would use the same for this recipe.

Tara - 2011-10-05 20:48:10

What kind of pears are people using? I used Comice pears, while it tasted delicious, it smelled like perfume. The Comice pears were too fragrant. Any other suggestions?

shelley - 2011-02-21 12:57:02

This dish is delicious! I wasn't sure how all the members of my family would like a dessert with pine nuts, but it was enjoyed by all. We'll bake this one again.

Cathy Kemmerlin - 2010-12-17 00:27:11

You guys...Puff Pastry is almost always made of butter. If you are going to name an ingredient that is classically made with animal product, you need to offer a source as to where to find a vegan version. Pepperidge farms has one; but it also contains HFCS and a lot of other weird stuff. Care to edit this recipe?

Leslie Myers - 2011-10-12 21:02:58