Caramelized Pear Tart

Total Time
Prep 35 mins
Cook 25 mins

This caramelized pear tart recipe is from a grocery store flyer. For the short crust pastry use Rich Shortcrust Pastry #140597 or no-roll short crust The Easiest Shortcrust Pastry #95116, or your favorite short crust pastry. I think this recipe would be equally good with caramelized apples or other fresh fruit. Serve with rich custard or vanilla ice cream.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 29.58 ml unsalted butter (30g)
  • 118.29 ml sugar, divided (80g)
  • 3 pears, peeled and quartered
  • 1 short crust pie shell
  • 2 eggs
  • 158.51 ml 15% cream (160ml)
  • 73.94 ml almonds, finely ground (75g)
  • 19.71 ml pear brandy (20ml) (optional)


  1. In a sauté pan on medium, melt unsalted butter; stir in 2 Tablespoons of the sugar.
  2. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until butter and sugar begin to turn golden brown and caramelize.
  3. Add pear slices and cook slowly over low heat to tenderize and caramelize, stirring gently occasionally. Watch carefully to prevent burning.
  4. Arrange caramelized pears in short crust pie shell.
  5. Mix together eggs with the remaining sugar, cream, ground almonds and pear brandy, if using.
  6. Pour mixture over pears.
  7. Preheat oven to 410 degrees Fahrenheit (205 degree Celsius) .
  8. Bake for about 25 minutes.
  9. Rest for three to five minutes before serving.
  10. Serve with rich custard or vanilla ice cream.


Most Helpful

Made the pastry you suggested from bluemoon downunder's recipe, & it worked just fine! I followed your tart recipe right on down, even to including the pear brandy for a more intense pear flavor! Loved the caramelized pears & everything about this tart! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]

Sydney Mike November 17, 2011

This is my first time using my tart pan/making a tart and it came out beautifully! I could not find ground almonds and my food processor is broke so I took slivered almonds and ran them through my nut chopper and got small pieces. I left out the brandy and got lazy and used a store bought pie crust and it was delish! Made for PRMR.

AZPARZYCH July 24, 2011

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