Rustic Pear Tart Recipe

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For a quick and easy weeknight dessert, try this rustic pear tart for a scrumptious ending to your evening.

Rustic pear tart for delicious winter recipe

I love baking! It's a fun way to be creative in the kitchen, but sometimes I just want something fast and easy. That's what's so cool about rustic tarts.  Just some fruit, a little pie dough, and some sugar.  Of course, sometimes I get a little extra creative with some spices or herbs, but mostly I just use a little leftover pie dough, whatever fruit I have on hand, and a sprinkling of sugar.
Making your rustic pear tart

The best part is that since it's rustic, it doesn't have to be perfectly formed or placed in a pie dish.  Just free form it (the more rustic looking the better) on a greased baking sheet!  This is the best "pie" for a beginner since it really doesn't matter how it looks.

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Rustic Pear Tart Ingredients

Rustic Pear Tart Directions

Preheat oven to 350F. Peel, core, and thinly slice pears.

Roll out pie dough on a greased baking sheet.  Pie dough should be about 1/4 inch thick.  Place pear slices on the pie dough leaving about a 1 inch space around the dough edge.  Sprinkle pears with 1/4 cup sugar.  Gently bring up the dough edges to partially cover the pears, but do not completely cover the pears.  (This does not need to be perfect since it's supposed to be rustic looking.) Bake at 350F for 20-30 minutes or until pears are soft and crust is lightly golden.

Meanwhile, combine remaining 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water in small sauce pan over medium heat.  Stir to combine sugar and water and let simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring often.

Remove tart from oven, let cool for 10 minutes then brush with sugar glaze. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream.

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Wendy is married to her high school sweetheart, is a mom to 2 children, and lives in Arizona! She shares her family friendly recipes at Around My Family Table. Live threw her a curve ball after a life threatening dairy allergy and wheat allergy emerged in 2012, so now many of her recipes are gluten and dairy free. When she's not cooking find her on Pinterestor Instagram!

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