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Rustic Pear Tart

Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps
Prep time 20 mins
Bake time 50 mins
Yield Serves: 8
Treat guests—and yourself—to this impressive Rustic Pear Tart. Swap out apples for pears, if desired; Granny Smith or Golden Delicious work best

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet puff pastry (preferably all-butter), thawed
  • 3 ripe but firm Bosc pears, peeled, cored and halved
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 large egg yolk mixed with 1 tsp. water
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup apricot jam
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Nutrition Information

  • calories 156
  • fat 5 g
  • satfat 3 g
  • protein 1 g
  • carbohydrate 29 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 34 mg
  • sodium 35 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment. Roll out puff pastry into a 10-by-13-inch rectangle (trim edges if necessary). Fold up 1/4 inch of edges to form a thin border. Transfer to baking sheet; chill while preparing filling.

  2. Cut each pear half into 6 wedges. Toss with sugar and juice. Brush pastry inside border with egg mixture. Lightly brush edges.

  3. Arrange pears in a flat layer on pastry, overlapping slightly. Dot with butter. Bake until pastry is golden brown and pears are tender, 45 to 50 minutes. Let cool slightly.

  4. Heat jam with honey and 1 Tbsp. water in a small pan over medium-high heat, stirring until smooth. Brush warm tart with glaze (discard any extra). Serve warm or at room temperature.