A classic Pear Puff Pastry Tart, crispy and flaky on the outside, soft and butter inside. Fresh flavors of pear, red raspberries along with sugar and cinnamon spices.
Cinnamon Pear Puff Pastry Tarts
Cooler weather is here and that means it’s time to start making some of our favorite desserts again. Of course, I feel like I need to step up my dessert game a little bit. This summer, I totally slacked off on baking. With fall rapidly approaching, it’s time I create a fall worthy dessert. Don’t worry, these Cinnamon Pear Puff Pastry Tarts are just what you need to have your taste buds singing and dancing again.
I think what’s most amazing to me with puff pastry tarts is that they’re easier to make than people think. It’s true! You won’t be spending hours in the kitchen and everyone in your household will enjoy them. Yes, these little tarts are perfect for all your favorite gatherings. Without much effort at all, your dessert will be the favorite at parties!
While this isn’t a made from scratch recipe, because we don’t always have time for that. It is a delicious recipe that will be unforgettable. Using frozen puff pastry helps you save a little bit of time. Plus, you can guarantee it’ll turn out right the first time, when you buy dough designed for this baking department.
As you become better at making puff pastry desserts, you can always learn how to make them from scratch. No one is too far gone when it comes to learning how to bake and create in the kitchen. I think one of the best parts of this recipe is that it doesn’t require many ingredients, you may already have some of these products in your kitchen.
The layers of flavor in this pastry is something you have to experience. As you bite into it, you taste the fluffiness, but also the cinnamon and pears. The layers of flavor is something you truly need to experience.
As you prepare to make this dessert, you may have some questions. Let’s get to them!
The Pastry Topping
When it comes to the cinnamon and pear topping or filling, I wanted to try something a little different. When it comes to fall, everyone is all about apples and pumpkins. However, I’m all about pears.
Many people have a pear tree in their backyards and they aren’t sure what to do with it. Well, the good news is that you can create delicious desserts out them. Pears are just as equally yummy as their fruit counterparts.
Have you ever cooked with pears before? I’d love to hear all your tips and tricks for cooking with pears.
How to Keep a Puff Pastry from Getting Soggy
While these Cinnamon Pear Puff Pastry Tarts are delicious, you don’t want them to get soggy! Essentially, you want to create a seal between the crust and the filling. Before you bake a crust of any kind, you’ll want to brush it with egg.
You will take an egg and beat it, then take a brush, and brush it along the top of the crust. It’s said that the proteins from the egg will help ensure that the crust doesn’t get soggy and gross. No one likes a soggy crust.
Another way to keep any crust from getting soggy is to make sure the fruit isn’t super juicy. You can get the excess juice out of fruits by letting the sit out and drain, prior to adding them to any crust.
What Makes Puff Pastry Puff?
Are you wondering what makes these delightful little puffs actually so puffy? Well, it’s simple. Puff pastries are puffy because of the process.
Pastry puffs are created in a unique way! The puffiness comes from steam and layers of paper thin dough (source).
I don’t know about you, but I’m all about biting into a delicious cloud type pastry. Yum! The way pastries just sort of melt into your mouth is indescribable.
Now that you know about these amazing Cinnamon Pear Pastry Tarts, you can totally make them for any gathering you have coming up. I’ll be honest with you, I love making these for our home. I mean, when my family wants something sweet, this is my go to!
I know you love easy tarts. Try these Quick and Easy Fig Tarts out!
- 1-2 Pears, cut into 1/2 inch chunks
- 6 Frozen Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Shells
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp sugar
- Cook Puff Pastry Shells according to directions.
- While shells are cooking, cut pear and cover with sugar and cinnamon.
- Cook in a heavy saucepan over medium heat until pear juice starts to run.
- Remove Puff Pastry and remove center. Fill center with cooked pear and top with a raspberry.
- Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.
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