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?

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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. 🙂

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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

492 Comments

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  1. Andrea Lloyd on November 6, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Apple or pear pie…lard crust, crumb topping. I first ate my aunt’s pear pie when I was 8months pregnant with twins, so everything tasted good…but the pie was so memorable & remains a favorite,!!! 🙂

  2. Jeanne Wilcox on November 6, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    Love plum tarts! Any fruit can make a wonderful dessert. This sounds so good and so simple that I will definitely have to try it!

  3. Nicole on November 6, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    a pear tart

  4. Janelle on November 6, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Pie for me!!

  5. Barbara on November 6, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Blueberry pie is my favorite

  6. Liberty on November 6, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    My favorite pie is rhubarb cream. But really I like any kind of pie for breakfast.

  7. Dollie Ramirez on November 6, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    Banana Pound Cake is my easiest and favorite recipe. One large bowl, cream together 4 sticks of butter with 2 cups of sugar. Beat in 4 large eggs Beat in 2 cups of flour and no less then 2 cups of bananas. That is what makes this recipe so easy. All you need to remember is 2 and 4!! Pour into a greased pan and cook for 1 hour. Most any fruit enhances the flavor of my easy delicious pound cake!

  8. Sierra K-T on November 6, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    I like pear tart with cinnamon!

  9. Maplebit on November 7, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Actually, my favorite pies are quiches.
    Since it looks like we’re talking dessert here, my vote is cherry pie.

  10. Daniela on November 7, 2016 at 11:27 am

    I used to work at a restaurant that sold pies, but they weren’t exactly made from scratch. One of my favorites was a “French Apple” pie that they stopped making.. Last month I tried your Apple Crumble Pie recipe and it is now my favorite pie recipe. 🙂

  11. julie on November 7, 2016 at 11:31 am

    i love apple cinnamon pecan pie

  12. Renae on November 7, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    I love pie! Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie is my all-time fave!

  13. Sara on November 7, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    So many delicious pies and tarts! how could one choose a favorite? I have a particular affection for banana cream pie. But apple is a classic… This recipe looks like my dream though! I can’t wait to try it! My husband would definitely wince at the thought of the blue cheese version, but I think that sounds delicious! 

  14. Jade Peterson on November 7, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    This looks delicious! Can’t wait to make some of your desserts for Thanksgiving, but having a hard time deciding which!

  15. Melanie on November 7, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Oh Sally, you are such a gem. Thanks for hosting another great giveaway! That sweet potato pie from early on pie week is quite likely going to appear at my thanksgiving table. As much as I love pumpkin (pie) I love sweet potato too! It is an equally delicious fave!

  16. Jessica Bolduc on November 7, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    I made your Salted Caramel Apple Pie for my birthday this year, and I have to agree that the salted caramel sauce enhances just about everything you add it too.

  17. Laura | Tutti Dolci on November 7, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    This tart is such a stunner – love those pretty layers of pear!

  18. Annie Allbee on November 7, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    Definitely cherry pie! It’s my dad’s favorite too. 🙂

  19. Christian H on November 8, 2016 at 1:42 am

    My favorite pie is blackberry pie. 🙂

  20. Amber Day on November 8, 2016 at 2:31 am

    Based on this recipe, the Honey Pear Tart will definitely be my favorite because the ingredients and combination sounds absolutely tantalizing!

  21. Réka Hangonyi on November 8, 2016 at 9:59 am

    My favorite pie would definitely be the plum pie I made this summer, where I added brown sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon to the filling. My favorite tart is one with an oreo crust (preferably peanut butter oreos), a caramel filling mixed with chopped, roasted and salted peanuts, and some ganache to top it all. 🙂

  22. Melanie G on November 8, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Pumpkin pie! Homemade, with lots of homemade whipped cream. Good luck everyone! And Happy Thanksgiving 🙂 Thank you Sally and Harry & David, for hosting this giveaway!

  23. Mary Murphy on November 8, 2016 at 11:30 am

    My favorite is apple pie. Thank you!

  24. Kelsey on November 8, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Homemade pumpkin pie with loads of fresh shipping cream!!

  25. Miranda on November 8, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    I love how simple this is to make! Using pears is such a great idea, I feel like people don’t use them enough!

  26. Rachel on November 8, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Pie is absolutely one of my all time favorite desserts, which is why it’s so hard to pick one! Pecan pie and apple pie are both amazing, but I think I have to go with old fashioned pumpkin pie…spicy, creamy, sweet…it’s perfect in every way!

  27. Kenley on November 8, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    I loved a pumpkin pie with molasses that we made last year! Unexpected but amazing!! 

  28. Kelli W. on November 8, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    I absolutely adore pecan pie and key lime pie! But this tart looks delicious, too!

  29. Alison on November 8, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    My favorite pie is hands down my mom’s cranberry apple pie! I was reading your recipe the other day and it looks so similar to hers, so when I’m home for Christmas (the hubby and I live too far away from family to get home for Thanksgiving), I’m going to challenge her to a cranberry apple pie bake-off! I think it will be so much fun to compete with my mom this way, especially considering some of my favorite holiday memories are helping her peel ALL the apples for pies on Thanksgiving and Christmas!

    • Sally on November 8, 2016 at 5:12 pm

      Aww I love that <3 Have fun!!

  30. Danielle D on November 8, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Apple tart is my favorite…but these pears with blue cheese? Might become my new favorite!

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