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Friday, October 17, 2014

Brown Sugar Pear Tart

Brown Sugar Pear Tart
 Pears have been on sale at our local grocery store. I wanted to make something new and different for a dessert. Looking in my Betty Crocker's Cookbook, I found a fun new recipe.
Yummy...yes, it is very yummy.

 Prepare and bake Pecan Crust.

Pecan Crust
1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2/3 cup butter

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix all ingredients except butter. Cut in butter until crumbly. Press firmly and evenly against bottom and side of greased 8x8x2 inch pan.
Bake for 8 minutes, cool.

Pear Tart
3 or 4 medium pears
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons all - purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Cut each pear lengthwise in half and remove core.
Place each pear half, cut side down, on cutting surface. Cut crosswise into thin slices. With spatula, lift each pear half and arrange on crust, separating and overlapping slices, 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.



  1. The pear tart looks very elegant and perfect as a fall dessert.

  2. Pears? And a pecan crust?? Oh my goodness, what a tasty combination!
    Enjoy, and think of me over here, hungry. ;-))

  3. Wow this looks amazing!!! I want some right now!! I'd love it if you'd link it up on Friday Favorites if you haven't already. :)

  4. My good golly these look delicious ~
    I'll have my piece a la mode with a cup of coffee please .

  5. Yum! I saved your recipe for another day. It sounds delice! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

  6. Oh my goodness you have my mouth watering!

  7. Pears and pecan...two of my favorites! I'm definitely trying this!

  8. Oh my gosh... This sounds delish, and your photo's are scrumptious! I feel like you and Jess over at Barefoot By the Sea, are teaming up to make me conquer this fear I have of pears and learn to love them!

  9. Yum that looks so delicious - pecan nuts are obviously a lot cheaper in the USA than NZ.

  10. Looks delicious. We have been enjoying pears from the market, too.
    Your photos are gorgeous.....especially the last one.
    Have a nice weekend with family.

  11. Oh that looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It's definately worth trying.
    have a great weekend.

  12. That DOES look delicious!!!
    I can only imagine how nice your house smells as you're cooking!!

  13. I am hoping our pear tree produces plenty of pears next year. Pears are my favorite and this tart is making me hungry...

  14. YUMMMM! I like pears so this would be a refreshing alternative to apple pie.

  15. This looks absolutely amazing! What a perfect tart for the upcoming holidays, I would love to serve this on Thanksgiving! I think the pecan crust is what really won me over, amazing and mouthwatering!

  16. I think I just drooled into my keyboard. Thank you for finding me and leaving a comment today. I am your newest follower and I will put you on my sidebar. Love your blog! xo Diana

  17. Oh my Carla I think I gained 10 lbs just staring at the screen. Yummo!!!! Have a great week.

  18. This looks so good. If I come visit, will you make some for me? 😊


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