This light, pretty dessert is perfect for warmer weather and tastes amazing – plus, it looks beautiful and is so easy to put together! Get the recipe below!
Pear Ginger Tart
- 2-3 pears thinly sliced
- 1 sheet puff pastry be sure to allow time for the puff pastry to thaw
- 2 tbsp butter melted
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp ginger fresh, grated or very finely chopped
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg or more to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Unfold the sheet of puff pastry onto a cutting board and cut off one portion, so you're left with 2/3 of the pastry sheet.
- Place a sheet of parchment paper on a cookie sheet, and move the puff pastry onto it. Score the edges of the puff pastry, roughly every 1", to ensure a fluffy edge that will rise above the pear filling.
- Whisk together the butter, brown sugar, grated ginger, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a small bowl. Brush this over the puff pastry, leaving a small, approximately 1" frame around the edge of the dough.
- Cut the pears into quarters, removing seeds, and cut thin, approximately 1/4" slices to arrange on top of the pastry dough.
- Bake for about 20 minutes, until dough is golden and pears are tender.
You can serve this tart topped with whipped cream or a side of vanilla ice cream. It has the perfect touch of sweetness all on its own though, and I like to add a little extra nutmeg to make it slightly spicier – a bit of ground cloves would taste wonderful here too! The prepared puff pastry dough (I used Pepperidge Farm brand here!) makes this a very fast and beginner-friendly dessert that still looks beautiful. If you don’t have any prepared puff pastry on hand and can’t make it to the store safely right now, it is easy to make puff pastry from scratch instead.
I decided to bake the tart as a simple start to crafting prettier pies and pastries. I’m obsessed with the works of food art from people like thepieous and lokokitchen, but I realized I should probably start from the beginning. I tend to get really excited about new projects and skills and want to jump to the big, fancy stuff before I’m ready – like with cosplay. I went from making my first foam piece, a shield, to “OMG I NEED TO MAKE THE BIGGEST, MOST RIDICULOUS ARMOR I CAN FIND!” My next attempt will be a rose apple pie with some sort of fancy edge on the crust – and I’ll be sure to link to any tutorial videos that I find along the way so you can learn some new techniques with me! I’ve always wanted to make one of these pretty apple pies to bring for Thanksgiving or another holiday dinner, so by the end of the year, my skills should be up to par to make some fancy desserts to share!