Before I start bragging about my pear tart (because let’s face it, it was my first time and it turned out like a champion tart), I need to confess my sins. I committed TWO crimes in tart-baking world. 1) I used an apple tart recipe and…gasp…USED PEARS INSTEAD. 2) I altered the recipe (is this legal?) and added cinnamon…like LOADS of it. I went against all types of baker’s code! For shame!
Ok now that I got that out of the way, let’s move forward. For as much as I bake, I’m really not that good at it. Half of my baked goods are total failures and the other half are semi-decent. But for some reason this tart was a real gem. It might be because the ingredients were so simple or that the recipe was so straightforward – either way, I didn’t F it up so I deserve some brownie points (preferably in the form of Girl Scout Thin Mints, I’m accepting all deliveries at my house, a-thank you).
The tart crust was buttery and golden and the pears had a juicy bite to them. Not too sweet, not too heavy. And dare I say the cinnamon was a perfect addition?? I swear, everything is better with cinnamon.
I loved this tart so much that I plan on baking it again real soon. And who knows, maybe next time I’ll bake it with apples! View the recipe, found on Smitten Kitchen, here.
yummmyy!! can you package up a piece and send it across the ocean to me? thanks <3.
This looks delishhhh and totally pro!
I break baking rules all the time! Sometimes I just need for vanilla extract or chocolate chips or cinnamon!
Thank u for the inspiration (and smitten kitchen for the recipe) Will make it tonight for mine and the boyf 2nd anniversary. I’m a new reader and think your blog is fantastic.