Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 45 mins

A delicious way to use fresh ripe pears in a creamy caramel pie.. A very impressive tart to serve to your guests.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Crust:
  2. In food processor, combine flour and sugar; sprinkle with butter cubes.
  3. Pulse until fine crumbs. Drizzle in cream and process until dough clumps together.
  4. Press into a 10-inch (25 cm) tart pan with removable bottom. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until chilled.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare filling and topping:.
  6. In a saucepan over medium heat, heat sugar and 1/3 cup (75 mL) water, stirring until dissolved.
  7. Bring to boil; boil gently until syrup is a deep caramel colour. Carefully add 3/4 cup (175 mL) cream; stir until smooth.
  8. Remove from heat and let cool.
  9. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  10. Peel pears; cut in half lengthwise and remove stems and cores.
  11. Cut each half crosswise into thin slices, keeping shape intact.
  12. Place flat side down in tart shell, fanning slices out slightly.
  13. Set 1/4 cup (50 mL) caramel aside for topping.
  14. In a bowl, whisk egg with flour until smooth; whisk in remaining caramel until blended. Pour evenly over pears.
  15. Bake in bottom of oven for about 45 minutes until crust is golden and custard is set.
  16. Let cool until slightly warm.
  17. In a bowl, whip remaining cream; fold in reserved caramel.
  18. Serve slices of tart with a dollop of caramel cream.
  19. Rich and delicious!

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