Pear Custard Tart with Cinnamon

Publish sponsored by California Pear. See beneath for extra particulars.

It’s uncommon that I publish dessert recipes however don’t be fooled, I like my desserts. This custard tart has been round for years and has made it’s method by means of all of the seasons. Nevertheless, this pear model is my favourite. Utilizing slices of bosc pears makes for an attractive presentation and the custard filling is the proper companion.

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Gluten-free: Use the Bojon Connoisseur’s flakiest pie crust recipe after which use a generic AP Gluten-free combine for the filling.

Cardamom: Swap or add half teaspoons of floor cardamom for/with the cinnamon.

Almonds: I like doing a variation with a little bit of almonds. Swap out a part of the AP flour for almond meal, add a splash of almond extract to the filling, and prime with toasted almond slices.




1 1/four cups unbleaced all-purpose flour or complete wheat pastry flour

half teaspoon sea salt

6 tablespoons chilly unsalted butter

1 ounce cream cheese

2 tablespoons maple syrup

2 tablespoons chilly water


half cup unbleaced all-purpose flour or complete wheat pastry flour

half cup maple syrup

6 massive eggs

1/four cup heavy cream

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled

1 teaspoon floor cinnamon

1 to 2 bosc pears, reduce into 1/four″ thick slices


  • Preheat your oven to 375˚F.
  • Make the crust: mix the flour and salt in a meals processor or bowl. Minimize or pulse within the butter and cream cheese till the combination is in pea-sized items. Stir/pulse in maple syrup and simply sufficient water for the dough to come back collectively.
  • Switch the dough to a floured work floor and roll right into a circle massive sufficient to cowl an 11-inch tart pan. Switch and press the dough into the tart pan. Pierce the underside with a fork and parbake the crust for 10 minutes, till it’s evenly golden.
  • To make the custard filling, mix the filling components, by means of the cinnamon, in a blender and course of till clean. Lay the pears within the backside of the parbaked crust, overlapping them barely. Pour the custard filling over the pears and return the tart to the oven. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, till the custard is about and evenly browned. Take away from oven, let cool, and switch to the fridge till chilled. Sprinkle with further cinnamon earlier than serving.


Disclosure: This recipe was created in partnership with California Pears. All ideas and opinions are my very own. It’s content material like this that helps me preserve this website operating to supply the vegetarian recipes you see each week.

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