Easy Pear Tart recipe

The tart is always a deceptively easy dessert to prepare, perfect for home entertaining and special dinners. Cinnamon and nutmeg lend pears a gentle spice in this quick fix recipe.

Ingredients:

1 ½ prepared puff pastry sheets
1 egg, lightly beaten with 1 teaspoon of water
2 ripe pears, halved, peeled, and cored
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
Prepared caramel sauce, for serving

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Roll out 1 sheet of puff pastry into a rectangle about 8-by-5-inches.

3. Cut ½ sheet of another puff pastry into 4 ½-inch strips to use as borders.

4. Brush the edges of pastry sheet with the egg mixture and attach the cut strips.

5. Use a fork to prick bottom of shell, but do not prick the borders. Place on a baking sheet.

6. Cut the pears lengthways through bottom of pear half, leaving them attached at the stem end. Press the pears lightly to fan.

7. Using a spatula, transfer the pear halves to top of puff pastry shell. Sprinkle with the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Brush top of borders with the remaining egg wash, making sure not to let it drip over the sides.

8. Bake 25 minutes, or until the pears are tender and borders are puffed and golden.

9. Serve warm, drizzled with caramel sauce.

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