Easy Pear Tarts

In a season filled with apples and pumpkins, don’t forget to add pears to your fall dessert rotation.  This dessert is a lovely one.

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Easy Pear Tarts           Printer-Friendly Recipe

Makes around 9 small tarts
From: Spoonful of Sugar

Ingredients

1 sheet of Puff Pastry
2 Pears
2 Tablespoons Butter, melted
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
2 Teaspoons Cinnamon

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with a baking mat or parchment paper.

Allow frozen puff pastry to sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes before unrolling it.  Once it is unrolled, cut into 9 squares (or cut into any desired shape).  Use a knife to make a border inside of each pastry (be careful not to cut all of the way through), this will allow a crust to pop up when the pastries are baking.  Place pastries on prepared baking sheet and brush pastries with melted butter.  Slice pears and arrange as desired on pastries.  In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon.  Top each pear pastry with a bit of the sugar mix. I didn’t use all of the sugar mix, but feel free to use it as liberally as you please.

Bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes, longer if needed, until the pastries have started turning golden brown.  Remove from oven & allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing.  Best if eaten within 2 days of making.  Enjoy!

Cut sheet of puff pastry into 9 squares.

Cut sheet of puff pastry into 9 squares.

Use a knife to make a small border around the inside of the pastry. Be careful not to cut through the dough. This will allow the dough around the edges to puff up more during the baking process.

Use a knife to make a small border around the inside of the pastry. Be careful not to cut through the dough. This will allow the dough around the edges to puff up more during the baking process.

Melt butter in one bowl and mix the brown sugar and cinnamon in another bowl.

Melt butter in one bowl and mix the brown sugar and cinnamon in another bowl.

Brush with melted butter.

Brush with melted butter.

Wash, core, and slice the pears.

Wash, core, and slice the pears.

Place pears on pastries.

Place pears on pastries.

Sprinkle with as much of the brown sugar mix as you want (I had some left). Bake for around 20 minutes, until the pastries are turning golden brown. Enjoy!

Sprinkle with as much of the brown sugar mix as you want (I had some left). Bake for around 20 minutes, until the pastries are turning golden brown. Enjoy!

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