Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.
One of the fruits of the tree that I love is pears.
|One of the unripened left over pears.
We had some pears this week that quickly started to ripen. They got used in an easy to make tart.
|Pie crust rolled and put into tart pan.
- 1 (unbaked) pie crust
- 3-4 pears, quartered, cored, peeled, and sliced
- 1/2 cup sugar, divided
- 1 Tbsp.lemon juice
|Pears sliced and arranged in the pan and excess dough taken off the edges.
- Line a 10-inch tart pan pr pie pan with an unbaked pie crust and set aside.
- In a large bowl toss pear slices with 1/4 cup sugar and lemon juice. Arrange pear slices on crust in a pattern of your choice.
- Bake at 350º until crust is brown on the edges and pears are tender which will take about 40 minutes depending on your oven.
- While the pear tart is baking put the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar in a small saucepan along with 1/4 cup of water and the remaining pear slices. Once it boils, reduce heat, simmer and cook for about about 10 minutes until the syrup thickens.
- While tart cools, brush generously with syrup.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.
Notes: The original recipe calls for 2/3 cup of sugar (1/3 for mixing with the sliced pears and the other 1/3 to make the syrup but I used less because of my diabetes. If you like a sweeter tart, you can use the original amount of sugar and add 1/3 cup of water when making the syrup. If you have a tart pan with a removable bottom like mine, I recommend putting it on top of a cookie tray when you put it in the oven. Otherwise the juices will be running into your oven and possibly catch fire. Putting the tart pan on top of a baking sheet will likely increase the time you need to bake the tart.