Puff Pastry Pear Tarte

Cook Time: 
25-30 Minutes
Prep Time: 
15 Minutes
Serving Size: 
Ingredients: 

1 pkg. Wewalka Puff Pastry Dough
10 small pears or 6-8 large pears
6 Tbsp. unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg

Steps: 
  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Peel pears, cut them in half, pull out stems and core the insides with a melon baller. Cut the pears in half one more time and leave two whole pear halves for the center. Set aside.
  • In a large, oven-safe skillet, melt butter on medium-low heat. Add sugar, stirring and cooking until the sugar melts and is dark amber in color - about 5 minutes.
  • Remove the skillet from heat and place the two whole pear halves in the center of the pan. Fan the remaining pear quarters around the perimeter of the pan, forming a circle shape with the narrowest side pointing to the center of the pear halves in the center. Be sure to angle them as you go around to fit all pears in without any large gaps. Place two quarters on each side of the center pear halves to fill in the gaps.
  • Sprinkle top of pears with cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Unroll the refrigerated Puff Pastry Dough on enclosed parchment paper and cut in half. Place the dough on top of the pears, folding and tucking as you go to create a circular shape. Tuck the dough down with a fork to wedge it between the pears and the sides of the pan. Using the fork, prick the top of the dough a few times to create air vents.
  • Place skillet in the oven and bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown and liquid is bubbling around the edges. Allow to cool for 10 minutes in hot pan then quickly and very carefully invert onto a platter. The liquid is very thin and HOT so be careful not to burn yourself in the process.