Quick & Easy Honey Pear Tart

Sweet and salty, super easy honey pear tart with goat cheese, honey, and toasty almonds! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Here we go! Pie week is coming to an end, but I sort of don’t want to say goodbye! How do you feel? What’s been your fave so far?

I saved one of the best recipes for the very last day. It’s a texture and flavor paradise, not to mention laughably easy which frees up your time for other desserts and dishes during the holiday season. And guess what? It’s Harry and David round 2, complete with ANOTHER giveaway. I received so much wonderful feedback about the first giveaway, so obviously a sequel had to happen. I secretly love how much you love fruit. ♥

Sweet and salty, super easy honey pear tart with goat cheese, honey, and toasty almonds! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

So you know the deal: Harry and David hand-picked high-quality southern Oregon pears are a delicacy. They asked me to create a couple recipes this fall and I went with a cinnamon apple pear crisp to kick off the fun. Crisps are completely my weakness and you know what’s even better? They’re EASY. We love easy. Keeping this whole convenient and simple theme in mind, I decided to spotlight their pears in another completely approachable and delicious recipe: a pear pastry tart combining honey, sea salt, almonds, and… wait for it… goat cheese.

Not only do we all love fruit, we ALL love fruit and cheese. Btw I was tempted to make this with blue cheese, but was afraid you’d run for the hills. Who are my fellow blue cheese lovers?

Crust for honey pear tart on sallysbakingaddiction.com

So here’s the situation with this quick and easy honey pear tart. You’ll begin with puff pastry, which is a blessing in the whole time-saving scene. Helloooo caramel apple turnovers! It usually comes in 2 sheets, which you’ll roll out and combine into 1 sheet. Just keep using your rolling pin to mold them together. Fold over the edges, crimp with a fork. Not too tricky, right?

Grab the fresh pears, slice ’em thin, mix with a little coarse sugar. That crunch of coarse sugar on the soft, sweet pears is utterly divine. (Also: should have added a sprinkle of cinnamon. Wouldn’t that be unreal with these flavors? Or maybe some savory herbs like rosemary or thyme? Let’s all try it.)

Crust for honey pear tart on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Quick and easy honey pear tart on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Brush the pastry with an egg wash, then sprinkle with your favorite goat cheese. Again, use blue cheese if you’re a diehard fan like yours truly!! Line the pears up on the puff pastry– just pack them in as many as you can. Top with sliced almonds and sea salt.

We’ll add the honey at the end. 🙂

How to make honey pear tart on sallysbakingaddiction.com

How beautiful is this already? Wait until you taste it.

Sweet and salty, super easy honey pear tart with goat cheese, honey, and toasty almonds! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

The honey will seep into the pears. So we literally have a bed of puff pastry, topped with goat cheese, lined with pears, and drizzled with honey. Kevin and I both agreed that this is one of the most delicious dishes to come out of the kitchen lately. And I love that it can totally double as a dessert and an appetizer. In fact, now that I type that, I’m 100% putting this on my Friendsgiving hors d’oeuvre menu. Quick & easy, great food, great flavor, great pears, done and done!

Sweet and salty, super easy honey pear tart with goat cheese, honey, and toasty almonds! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

PS: the return of the eat dessert first fork!

Quick & Easy Honey Pear Tart

Ingredients:

  1. 1 package (2 sheets) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • egg wash: 1 large egg beaten with 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 8 ounces goat cheese
  • 2 large pears, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons coarse sugar (or brown sugar!)
  • 1/4 cup Diamond of California sliced almonds
  • sea salt for sprinkling
  • honey for drizzling

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (191°C). Line a 12x17 inch baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. Unroll the pastry sheets on a floured work surface. Place the edge of one over the other and use a rolling pin to adhere them together. Roll the whole thing out into a 10x14 rectangle. Fold over the edges and crimp down with a fork. Crimping is much easier the colder the pastry is, so place into the refrigerator to chill if needed.
  3. Brush the entire pastry, edges included, with egg wash. Top with goat cheese.
  4. Toss the pear slices and coarse sugar together. Line the pears on top of the pastry. Sprinkle with almonds and sea salt.
  5. Bake for 35-40 minutes until the edges are golden brown. Remove from the oven, place on a wire rack, and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Drizzle with honey before slicing and serving.

Make ahead tip: Assemble the tart through step 4. Place in the refrigerator up to 1 full day, then bake and serve. So easy!

 

Recipe Notes:

Have fun with this pear tart! You can switch up the cheese or maybe use chopped pistachios or walnuts instead of almonds. And/or add some cinnamon or savory herbs like rosemary or thyme.

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Sweet and salty, super easy honey pear tart with goat cheese, honey, and toasty almonds! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME!

Three (3) winners will each win a 12-Month Signature Classic Fruit of the Month Club, beginning this December in time for the holidays! This includes a shipment every month to your doorstep of:

  1. January: Bosc Pears
  2. February: Honeybells
  3. March: Signature Cara Cara Oranges
  4. April: Pineapples
  5. May: Giant Strawberries
  6. June: Honey Mangos
  7. July: Cherry-Oh!® Cherries
  8. August: Signature Oregold® Peaches
  9. September: Dark Sweet Plums
  10. October: Royal Riviera® Pears
  11. November: Signature Season’s Best Apples
  12. December: Royal Riviera® Pears

Here’s how to enter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you’re confused on how to enter, let me help. The first step is to log-in inside the giveaway box above. You can do this with Facebook or with an email address. Once you are logged in, the first and mandatory entry option is to leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite pie or tart recipe. You are now entered in the giveaway. At this point, you can quit, or you can carry on and enter more times via the other ways listed. The only one you absolutely have to click on to get into the draw is the “leave a blog post comment.”

Additional Information

  • This giveaway is only open to the US.
  • Giveaway ends Friday, November 11th at 12am EST
  • The winners will be chosen randomly via Rafflecopter, emailed, and announced on this post on that day.

This giveaway and recipe are sponsored by Harry and David.

Sweet and salty, super easy honey pear tart with goat cheese, honey, and toasty almonds! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

488 comments

  1. I love apple pie with a crumble on top.

  2. Pumpkin pie, hands down! Pecan and rhubarb are a very close second!

  3. That looks like an amazing tart! I’m going to have to save the recipe!

  4. Apple pie, with strawberry rhubarb as a close second. 🙂

  5. My favorite is chocolate pecan pie.

  6. Wow, that looks delicious! I might have to make this for Thanksgiving!

  7. I like a berry or peach pie the best

  8. My favorite pie is peach. I can never get enough!

  9. I like apple pie!

  10. My favorite is pumpkin pie,and far as a tart is apple.I made a apple tart last week.

  11. I love strawberry or cherry! Yummmmm…

  12. My favorite is cherry pie or cherry tarts!

  13. I love peach tart

  14. Love them all!  Pecan, chocolate, cherry, combo of all three…lemon, pumpkin, it’s so hard to decide,,,

  15. My favorite pie is key lime but I love pie of all types.

  16. Apple raspberry pie with homemade pie crust (made with some vodka 😉 )!

  17. My favorite pie is apple (with ice cream on top)!

  18. apple blueberry pie (topped with cinnamon ice cream!)

  19. My fave pie is pumpkin

  20. Those Caramel Apple Turnovers were my favorite!! 🙂 Combining my two favorite things, Caramel and the Turnover Dessert and it really was a great treat for me. I will totally have them as our dessert next thanksgiving week

  21. Smores brownie pie is my favorite!!

  22. I love apple tarts

  23. My favorite pie is Strawberry Rhubarb.

  24. Oh my goodness, that looks so pretty and so delicious. I would have to say my favorite pie is definitely apple pie with a fresh cinnamon whipped cream!

  25. When I was a kid, I would read through the Harry and David catalogs like a toy cataog – everything just looked SO delicious, and the packaging was all so beautiful! My Dad was so confused by it that, for one birthday, he gave me a basket full of different pears from the grocery store, in an effort to make me happy. Sweet memory <3
    (and my favorite pies all have chocolate in them!)
    -Marsali

  26. any winners?

  27. Made this for our Christmas Eve appetizer spread and everyone agreed it was one of the best things we’ve ever had at any family Christmas gathering! I tossed the pears with 1 t cinnamon and 1/4 t nutmeg as well as about 1/2 t each of chopped rosemary, sage, and thyme; also used walnuts instead of almonds. The extra pears were a treat themselves and we used them on our cheese board. Would definitely recommend trying that addition next time. 🙂

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