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. Pumpkin or French Silk (my favorite part is the chocolate curls, followed by the fresh whipped cream)

  2. I love your blog! I can’t wait to meet you next weekend!! My favorite kind of tart would have to be a peach tart! I love peach season!

  3. This time of year, I love pumpkin pie and apple pie!

  4. Apple pie with a crumb topping!

  5. Apple tart with almond crust is my favorite today. I’ll try this with walnuts. I’ll be at Harry & David flagship store on Black Friday. 

  6. Love your salted caramel apple pie! It’s our go-to holiday pie!

  7. i love pecan pie

  8. I couldn’t leave winning the H&D pears to chance and ordered some. I am pregnant and always wondered what the fuss is about these pears so I figured this is a good time to justify a craving and find out. I’m definitely going to make this once they arrive. Drool!

  9. Apple Pie! Yum & yum.

  10. My favorite pie is apple pie 🙂

  11. Andrea Chalem says:

    Hi Sally!
    My favorite pie is definitely key lime pie!! There really is nothing better than some key lime pie that actually comes from the keys! By the way this tart looks amazing! Going to try making it when I go home for Thanksgiving!

  12. Jenny Revollo says:

    Hands down pumpkin pie!! Or maybe that’s because we’re just entering pumpkin season haha! Ask me in a few months and it would likely switch with the season! Never met a pie I didn’t love❤️

  13. Chelsea Fields says:

    Peach pie

  14. Dutch Apple Pie is my favorite, but Pumpkin is a Very close second place.

  15. I don’t think I can just pick one but I do love your apple chai pie-it was so delicious and comforting! 

  16. 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,!!! 🙂

  17. Jeanne Wilcox says:

    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!

  18. a pear tart

  19. Pie for me!!

  20. Blueberry pie is my favorite

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

  22. Dollie Ramirez says:

    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!

  23. I like pear tart with cinnamon!

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

  25. 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. 🙂

  26. i love apple cinnamon pecan pie

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

  28. 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! 

  29. Jade Peterson says:

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

  30. 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!

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