Brown Sugar-Pear Tart

"A simple, tasty dessert that takes advantage of the pear harvest. The brown sugar-cinnamon taste and crisp crust make this a recipe to remember"
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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Line tart shell with parchment and bake with weights or beans for 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and brush with egg white while stil very hot.
  • Lower oven temp to 375 degrees.
  • Cut each pear lengthwise in half and remove core.
  • Place each pear half, cut side down, on cutting surface.
  • Cut crosswise into thin slices.
  • Lift each pear half with spatula and arrange on crust, separating and overlapping slices (retain pear shape) to cover surface of crust.
  • Mix remaining ingredients; sprinkle over pears.
  • Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown and pears are tender.
  • Cool on a rack and serve warm.

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  1. sophiechan
    Very tasty and simple. Not sure if I arranged the pears correctly but it did look nice. My pears weren't as ripe as they could've been so I drizzled a little melted butter on top to give it a little more moisture.
  2. kokeshi doll
    I had no luck with this. Most of the brown sugar/flour mixture never did cook down, it just sort of sat on top of the pears, and it was grainy. I used Anjou pears and they didn't get cooked, even though I baked it longer than specified. The pears were dry and since the sugar didn't form a sauce, the whole thing was very dry. I think it would have been better to omit the flour, and just use the brown sugar and cinnamon. I will try a pear tart again after doing some research to see what I can come up with.
  3. jane dough
    This is so nice. It's fresh tasting and impressive looking. You did not specify what variety pear you use, so I made it first with D'anjou and it was a little soupy, but just fine. The second time, I used Bartlett and it was drier. Both times it was fabulous!
  4. LanieShell
    I think this was one of the most simple and tasty desserts I have made. I will make it again:)



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