Quick & Easy Honey Pear Tart

overhead image of honey pear tart after baking

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. ♥

honey pear tart on a parchment paper lined baking sheet after baking

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?

rectangle crust for honey pear tart on a parchment paper lined baking sheet

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.)

brushing crust with egg wash

2 images of pears and toasted almonds in a white dish on a cutting board with sliced pears

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. 🙂

honey pear tart assembled before baking

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

drizzling honey onto honey pear tart

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!

slice of honey pear tart on a white plate with a fork

PS: the return of the eat dessert first fork!

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overhead image of honey pear tart after baking

Quick & Easy Honey Pear Tart

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: serves 12
  • Category: Tart
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Sweet and salty, super easy honey pear tart with goat cheese, honey, and toasty almonds.


Ingredients

  • 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 sliced almonds
  • sea salt for sprinkling
  • honey for drizzling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (191°C). Line a 12×17 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 10×14 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.

Notes

  1. Make Ahead Instructions: Assemble the tart through step 4. Place in the refrigerator up to 1 full day, then bake and serve. So easy!
  2. 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.

Keywords: easy tart, honey pear tart

slices of honey pear tart on white plates

462 Comments

  1. I love a French silk. Can’t compete with that classic for me!

  2. My favorite is pumpkin pie with a little whipped cream on top!

  3. Can’t go wrong with apple crisp with ice cream. 

  4. My favorite is apple. Your pictures are beautiful!

  5. Favorite pie is bourbon pecan. Love your site, I am in love with all the XL cookie recipes. Brilliant.

  6. My favorite pie is Peach. Preferably baked right after peach picking.

  7. Coconut cream pie!

  8. My favorite pie is chocolate chip kahlua pecan pie that my mom makes at Thanksgiving (though I always go for a slice of her apple as well 🙂 )

  9. What fun, Sally! Thanks for doing another round of the Harry and David giveaway! I think my favorite pie would be peanut butter brownie.

  10. I love pumpkin pie….plain with no topping and without the crust!  

  11. Jessica @ Citrus Blossom Bliss says:

    Apple pie will always be my favorite pie <3

  12. I love cherry crumb pie!

  13. This looks absolutely delicious and super easy. My favorite pie is any cream pie. Love them all!

  14. Ronald Dean Chow says:

    I like to make pear/blueberry pie.  I will certainly try this because i like pears.

  15. My favorite pie is usually the pie that is in front of me at the moment…which today is a pumpkin custard pie with a gingerbread crust.

    If I haaaaaaad to pick an all time favorite, it would probably be your chai-spiced apple pie. Yummy!

  16. My mom’s apple pie is my favorite!

  17. I love pumpkin pie with real whipped cream.

  18. Tough one but have to go with lemon meringue.

  19. Shannan Fitzgerald says:

    Your apple crumble pie is my favorite holiday pie, but my goal is to try baking your apple cranberry pie from yesterday to see if it comes close to becoming my new favorite!

  20. Pumpkin!

  21. Look delicious! Pinned on my recipes to try board!

    1. Nd my favorite type of pie is a classic apple pie.

  22. My favorite is cherry! Your pies are gorgeous.

  23. I love a peach and raspberry pie!

  24. I’m obsessed with ALL of the pies this week but I must say you just blew it out of the park with this one. I WILL be making this soon. And def using blue cheese or gorgonzola. LOVE those bitey cheeses with fruit, there’s nothing like it. Now let’s say I were to get totally crazy and use rosemary or sage… what’s your advice on how much to add? Love that idea but definitely don’t want to overpower the other flavors. Congrats on a stellar pie week, I vote for round 2!!!

    1. Oh my gosh I love your enthusiasm for round 2 of pie week (and this pear tart)! I will definitely do it again next year. Wish I could do it again next week though!!

  25. Gotta go with the classic apple pie (or tart!).

  26. My “new” favorite tart is the Nutella with hazelnut crust! Yum!

  27. My favorite is a toss up between an apple pie or a pumpkin pie. Can’t go wrong with the classics!

  28. I absolutely LOVE chocolate fudge pie!

  29. Michelle @ Brown Butter and Biscuits says:

    I’d have to say my favorite pie is probably a french silk pie or a peach pie. This tart looks amazing! I love when tarts are easy to make but look so impressive!

  30. My favorite pie changes seasonally, but my top two are pumpkin and blueberry peach!

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