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.