Pear Cranberry Tart

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If you’re on the lookout for a dessert that’s both easy to make and incredibly delicious, look no further than this Pear Cranberry Tart. It’s a combination of sweet pears and tangy cranberry flavors embraced by a flaky pie crust, resulting in a dessert that’s not only visually appealing but also a perfect treat for any occasion.

Why You’ll Love Pear Cranberry Tart

  • Easy to Make: One of the standout features of this recipe is its simplicity. With just a handful of ingredients and straightforward steps, even those with minimal baking experience can create a show-stopping dessert.
  • Delicious Flavor Combination: The marriage of sweet pears and tart cranberries is a flavor match made in dessert heaven. Each bite offers a perfect balance of sweetness and tanginess, creating a palate-pleasing experience.
  • Perfect for Any Occasion: Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, celebrating a special occasion, or just craving a vibrant dessert, this Pear Cranberry Tart fits the bill. 
  • Beautiful Presentation: The thinly sliced pears arranged in a decorative pattern on top of the cranberry jelly-covered crust not only enhance the flavor but also make for a visually stunning dessert. 
  • Versatile Serving Options: Enjoy this tart warm or at room temperature, allowing you to tailor its presentation to suit your preference. It’s a versatile dessert that adapts to different serving scenarios.

Ingredients Needed To Make Pear Cranberry Tart

  • Pie crust
  • Pears
  • Cranberry jelly
  • Powdered sugar

Substitutions + Alternatives

Can I use a gluten-free pie crust?

Yes, a gluten-free pie crust can be used.

How To Make Pear Cranberry Tart

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and spray an 8″ round tart pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Place the pie crust into the prepared tart pan. Spread the cranberry jelly evenly over the pie crust.
  1. Thinly slice the pears and arrange them in a decorative pattern on top of the cranberry jelly-covered crust.
  1. Bake the tart in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until the crust turns golden brown.
  2. Once baked, remove the tart from the oven and allow it to cool.
  1. Dust the top of the cooled tart with powdered sugar.
  2. Serve the Pear Cranberry Tart either warm or at room temperature.
  3. Enjoy!

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I use a different type of jelly?

Absolutely! While cranberry jelly provides a delightful tanginess, feel free to experiment with your favorite fruit jellies for a unique twist.

Can I make this tart in advance?

Certainly! This Pear Cranberry Tart holds up well, making it a fantastic make-ahead dessert for busy days or planned events.

What’s the best way to store leftovers?

To keep the tart fresh, store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. You can reheat it gently in the oven if desired.

Can I add other fruits to the tart?

Yes, get creative! While the pear-cranberry combination is divine, feel free to experiment with other fruits like apples or berries to suit your taste.

Pear Cranberry Tart

This Pear Cranberry Tart offers a delightful blend of sweet pears and tangy cranberry flavors nestled in a flaky pie crust, creating an elegant and flavorful dessert that’s easy to make, perfect for any occasion.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pear Cranberry Tart
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 245kcal

Equipment

  • 8 inch round tart pan
  • Knife
  • Measuring cups/spoons

Ingredients

  • 1 pie crust
  • 2 pears
  • 1 cup cranberry jelly
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and spray an 8″ round tart pan with nonstick spray.
  • Place the pie crust into the prepared tart pan. Spread the cranberry jelly evenly over the pie crust.
  • Thinly slice the pears and arrange them in a decorative pattern on top of the cranberry jelly-covered crust.
  • Bake the tart in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until the crust turns golden brown.
  • Once baked, remove the tart from the oven and allow it to cool.
  • Dust the top of the cooled tart with powdered sugar.
  • Serve the Pear Cranberry Tart either warm or at room temperature.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
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