A Rustic Pear Tart

Pies don't always have to be fancy with fluted edges and vented tops.  They taste just as good when thrown together as a rustic tart.  I had some very ripe pears that needed to be used so I grabbed some frozen pieces of dough that were left over from the last pie I made and made this tart for my husband.
 I just rolled out the dough (you can use store bought for an even easier dessert) and sliced up 2 pears.  I laid them on the dough and sprinkled them with cinnamon sugar, chopped walnuts and dotted it with a bit of butter.

 Just turn the edges upward and bake it at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes. Sprinkle it lightly with confectioners sugar after it cools.

It must have been good because he ate the entire tart in one sitting.


CalamityJr said…
That looks and sounds scrumptious!
I've always liked the look of rustic tarts. They always seem to promise home-made goodness. Clearly, this one delivered.
Anonymous said…
Looks yummy!

I've always wondered if pears work in pies since the ones I've taste rarely have any stronger taste, I'll try this next time I buy some pears!

Have a great day!

Guillaume said…
This is right up my alley too. I love rustic food, pears and well, this would be perfect dessert for a cold weekend.
Barb said…
Looks yummy! We had a pear crisp yesterday.
1st Man said…
Pears are one of my most favorite fruits. But believe it or not, never had a rustic tart like this. Sounds about as easy as could be! Thanks!!!
I love pears. This looks delicious.
Hi Joyce..have you ever used Asian pears and would they work with this recipe? My neighbor has give me three cases of beautiful Asian pears which I had never seen before. I have given two cases away, one to the bakery and the other to daughter (she used them on the table with greenery for decorations before they ate them. I didn't find them all that good but other have said they are a favorite of theirs. So this recipe sounded like it might be a good way to use them IF they would work. What do you think??
Heritage Hall said…
Joyce dear ~ Shared this recipe with my snowed-in Daughter and
Children to keep everyone "occupied" and the rustic crust is something
easy for little hands to "create"..... she said it was a winning
morning for the pie and Children and a delicious dessert at dinner.
Many thanks.