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. Jessica Bolduc says:

    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.

  2. Laura | Tutti Dolci says:

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

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

  4. My favorite pie is blackberry pie. 🙂

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

  6. Réka Hangonyi says:

    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. 🙂

  7. 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!

  8. My favorite is apple pie. Thank you!

  9. Homemade pumpkin pie with loads of fresh shipping cream!!

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

  11. 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!

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

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

  14. 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!

    1. Aww I love that <3 Have fun!!

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

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

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

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

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

  20. My favorite is chocolate pecan pie.

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

  22. I like a berry or peach pie the best

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

  24. I like apple pie!

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

  26. I love strawberry or cherry! Yummmmm…

  27. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    My favorite is cherry pie or cherry tarts!

  28. I love peach tart

  29. Sherry Kristjansom says:

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

  30. Angela Carrigan says:

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

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