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Pear Tarte Tatin

The subtle complex flavors of pears are perfectly combined with a natural caramel sauce in this yummy tarte.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings


  • ¼ c. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • 5 large Anjou pears (2 lb. 10 oz., peeled and quartered)
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry thawed
  • flour for dusting
  • ¼ c. heavy cream
  • ¼ tsp. ground cardamom


  • Start by placing your puff pastry on the counter to dethaw. Then heat the water, sugar, and honey in a non-stick oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Continue to stir until the mixture gets bubbly and begins to darken in color, about 5 minutes. Next, stir in the butter and cinnamon and mix until dissolved. Then add in the pears and cook, without stirring just rotating the pan, until the syrup has thickened and the pears are tender, about 45 minutes.
  • When the pear mixture is close to being done, preheat the oven to 400°F and roll the puff pastry out over a lightly floured surface until you have an 11-inch square. Then place the pastry over the skillet and trim the edges.
  • Bake the pear and pastry for about 18-22 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown. Allow the tart to cool completely (about two hours) before inverting onto a plate. While the tart is cooling, whip the cream and cardamom together until soft peaks form. Serve with the pear tarte and enjoy!
Keyword Low Calorie Holiday Dessert, Pear Dessert, Under 300 Calories