Rustic Pear Tart (perfect for the Holidays!)

by Tokyo Terrace on November 17, 2009

There are few desserts that bring joy to my heart like this one. Simple, beautiful, delicious, and texturally perfect. Ok, maybe I’m getting a little too sentimental about my food- as usual- but hey, that’s what I do!


This dessert takes very little time to make and it can be as neat or rustic as you like. I made it last Friday night when our dear friends Rose and Alessandro had us over for a lovely Italian meal (Alessandro is from Italy, so you can be assured that the meal was amazing!) I had been working all day and knew that I would not have time to make anything too involved. So, I turned to the simplest, most scrumptious dessert I know: a rustic pear tart.

Usually, I prefer my tarts and pies made with apples. However, I came across two beautiful pears at the market on this particular day and knew they would be perfect. Slightly firm, gently sweet and with a gorgeous green skin, the pear slices made the tart an aesthetic and flavorful success.

To be honest, I have not always been a great baker. I used to destroy even the simplest cookie recipe without even trying. Tollhouse? Ruined them. Peanut butter cookies? Ruined them. Ask my parents. It was sad. Fortunately, I have outgrown my miserable baking skills and have finally developed what could be called decent baking skills.

The crust I made for this tart turned out perfectly. I made it totally blind- no recipes or anything- and somehow the stars aligned and I produced something wonderful. A buttery, flaky crust that was as golden and beautiful on the bottom as on the top. I have made the recipe several times and I can confidently say that it is fool proof. Go on- give it a shot!

With the holidays fast approaching, this is a perfect dessert to contribute to the buffet!

Rustic Pear Tart
Makes one 9-inch tart

1 medium pear, any variety, slightly less than ripe, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
pinch of salt

1 cup of flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 stick of butter (4 T), placed in the freezer for 1 hour
1 tablespoon shortening
zest of half a lemon
1/4 cup ice water
1 egg white, lightly beaten
Sugar for dusting

Start by making the crust. In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, butter, shortening and lemon zest. If you froze the butter (which I highly recommend) use a cheese grater to grate it into the mixing bowl. This will make it easier to work into the flour and keep the temperature cold. This is a trick of my mother’s that works beautifully! Using your fingers, combine the dry ingredients with the butter and shortening until the mixture resembled small crumbs. Using a teaspoon, slowly add the ice water 1 teaspoon at a time. Do this until the mixture hold together well and is not dry or crumbling. I usually have to use 2, maybe 3 teaspoons, but this can vary depending on climate, etc.

Gather the dough into a ball, wrap with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for about half an hour and up to 2 hours.

Meanwhile, take the pear slices, cinnamon, sugar, salt and lemon juice and combine in a bowl. Allow to sit for about 5 minutes but not more than 15.

Remove the crust from the refrigerator. On a floured surface, roll the dough into a large circle, about 13 inches. Transfer the dough to a baking sheet lined with parchment or lightly dusted with flour. Arrange the pear slices as desired on the pie crust. Fold the edges of the dough over the pears to that it covers about 1 1/2 inches to 2 inches. Press lightly on the creases in the dough to ensure it stays laying down.

Brush the edges of the dough with the egg white and sprinkle with extra sugar.

Put the tart in the oven at 350 degrees F (176 C) for about 20 minutes or until the crust is nicely browned.

Serve topped with vanilla, cinnamon or dulce de leche ice cream, whipped cream, or all on it’s own!

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  • http://www.bellalimento.com/ Paula – bell’alimento

    Rachael this is gawgeous! I love rustic tarts & your Pear tart looks scrumptious!

  • http://www.bellalimento.com Paula – bell’alimento

    Rachael this is gawgeous! I love rustic tarts & your Pear tart looks scrumptious!

  • http://www.sense-serendipity.blogspot.com/ Divina

    Looks lovely. Are you giving the whole tart to me. :D Oh, okay, you’re just showing me. Like Paula, I also love rustic tarts. They’re so forgiving. Always had it with apples, so it’s time to have some pears with it.

  • http://www.sense-serendipity.blogspot.com Divina

    Looks lovely. Are you giving the whole tart to me. :D Oh, okay, you’re just showing me. Like Paula, I also love rustic tarts. They’re so forgiving. Always had it with apples, so it’s time to have some pears with it.

  • http://wasabiprime.blogspot.com/ wasabi prime

    Fabulous! These are the best desserts to make – simple and featuring a particular ingredient in the height of its season. I’m thinking of doing a second dessert for Thanksgiving and something like this would be perfect!

  • http://wasabiprime.blogspot.com wasabi prime

    Fabulous! These are the best desserts to make – simple and featuring a particular ingredient in the height of its season. I’m thinking of doing a second dessert for Thanksgiving and something like this would be perfect!

  • http://www.MyLastBite.com/ mylastbite

    Would kill for a piece NOW with my coffee!

  • http://www.MyLastBite.com mylastbite

    Would kill for a piece NOW with my coffee!

  • friendlyapple09

    RUSTIC PEAR TART

    A DELICIOUS DESSERT THAT MADE FOR HOLIDAYS AND OFTENTIMES IN PARTIES.PEOPLE ARE CERTAIN TO ENJOY THE FEELINGS OF HAVING A RUSTIC PEAR TART BECAUSE IT IS NOT ONLY MADE OUT OF FRUIT BUT ALSO MADE FROM THE HEART OF A BAKER WHOM A FEW OF US WOULD’NT KNOW HOW TO DO IT BUT ONLY OUR MOM SO WE HAVE TO BE GRATEFUL FOR THAT,HOPE EACH AND EVERYONE WILL HAVE A PEACEFUL AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS.

  • http://yahoo friendlyapple09

    RUSTIC PEAR TART

    A DELICIOUS DESSERT THAT MADE FOR HOLIDAYS AND OFTENTIMES IN PARTIES.PEOPLE ARE CERTAIN TO ENJOY THE FEELINGS OF HAVING A RUSTIC PEAR TART BECAUSE IT IS NOT ONLY MADE OUT OF FRUIT BUT ALSO MADE FROM THE HEART OF A BAKER WHOM A FEW OF US WOULD’NT KNOW HOW TO DO IT BUT ONLY OUR MOM SO WE HAVE TO BE GRATEFUL FOR THAT,HOPE EACH AND EVERYONE WILL HAVE A PEACEFUL AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS.

  • http://www.shutterboo.wordpress.com/ shutterboo

    Not only does that look divine but your photos are great!

  • http://www.shutterboo.wordpress.com shutterboo

    Not only does that look divine but your photos are great!

  • http://hotoutoftheoven.wordpress.com/ hotoutoftheoven

    The Italians call these crostatas. I’ve made alot of them as I sell bakery products in farmers markets. I really liked your idea of freezing butter and grating it into the crust – will definitely try it. I usually use softened butter and the crust can be sticky. I’ve also made them with cherries, berries, and rhubarb. I put a crumb topping on the rhubarb and sometimes on the apple. Mix 1 cup of flour with 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 cup of soft butter – Mix it with your hand until it has a crumb texture – then sprinkle on top before baking. Just something a little different. I agree with you, the great thing about a rustic tart is its so easy to make and so good to eat!!:-)

  • http://hotoutoftheoven.wordpress.com hotoutoftheoven

    The Italians call these crostatas. I’ve made alot of them as I sell bakery products in farmers markets. I really liked your idea of freezing butter and grating it into the crust – will definitely try it. I usually use softened butter and the crust can be sticky. I’ve also made them with cherries, berries, and rhubarb. I put a crumb topping on the rhubarb and sometimes on the apple. Mix 1 cup of flour with 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 cup of soft butter – Mix it with your hand until it has a crumb texture – then sprinkle on top before baking. Just something a little different. I agree with you, the great thing about a rustic tart is its so easy to make and so good to eat!!:-)

  • http://thegodscake.wordpress.com/ Michael

    this looks delicious!

    Michael

  • http://thegodscake.wordpress.com Michael

    this looks delicious!

    Michael

  • http://zwischengang.blogspot.com/ Anja

    That really looks delicious. Luckily that you discovered baking. Imagine what you would have missed. your photos are wonderful.

  • http://zwischengang.blogspot.com/ Anja

    That really looks delicious. Luckily that you discovered baking. Imagine what you would have missed. your photos are wonderful.

  • http://salahtingkah.wordpress.com/ lambang

    that’s look so delicious! I wanna taste it. .

  • http://salahtingkah.wordpress.com lambang

    that’s look so delicious! I wanna taste it. .

  • http://openclosewindow.wordpress.com/ ctortolano

    I know what I’m making this weekend!

  • http://openclosewindow.wordpress.com ctortolano

    I know what I’m making this weekend!

  • http://bonvivant.wordpress.com/ Danielle

    Very pretty! I like your suggestion of grating the butter into the flour, will definitely use that technique for my next tart.

  • http://bonvivant.wordpress.com/ Danielle

    Very pretty! I like your suggestion of grating the butter into the flour, will definitely use that technique for my next tart.

  • http://onefoodguy.wordpress.com/ onefoodguy

    A “decent” baker can not just wing a crust – you are worthy! And way to multi-task that sexy knife into a pie serving utensil. You do know what Alton Brown would say, right?

    There is only one uni-tasker in the kitchen – do you know what it is?

  • http://onefoodguy.wordpress.com/ onefoodguy

    A “decent” baker can not just wing a crust – you are worthy! And way to multi-task that sexy knife into a pie serving utensil. You do know what Alton Brown would say, right?

    There is only one uni-tasker in the kitchen – do you know what it is?

  • http://francleablunt.wordpress.com/ francleablunt

    lovely. . . thank you. . . i can’t wait to try this out! . . . happy holidays

  • http://francleablunt.wordpress.com francleablunt

    lovely. . . thank you. . . i can’t wait to try this out! . . . happy holidays

  • http://angieadventure.wordpress.com/ Ange

    Your pictures have made me want to try this! Looks delicious!

  • http://angieadventure.wordpress.com Ange

    Your pictures have made me want to try this! Looks delicious!

  • mootastrophe

    Definitely making this for Thanksgiving..

  • mootastrophe

    Definitely making this for Thanksgiving..

  • http://smallburst.com/ gena

    wow! These look amazing. Yum!

  • http://smallburst.com gena

    wow! These look amazing. Yum!

  • Lucy Lando

    Dear Smart Cook,
    This is a great recipe!! but it’s better how you guided me. My English is not very good but your English structure is perfect. Congratualations

  • Lucy Lando

    Dear Smart Cook,
    This is a great recipe!! but it’s better how you guided me. My English is not very good but your English structure is perfect. Congratualations

  • lmarmstrong66

    Hey this looks yummy!
    I usually buy the pie crusts! But you have inspired me to try out making my own this time…it looks perfectly light and flaky, and the grated frozen butter is brilliant! Yum, yum!

  • lmarmstrong66

    Hey this looks yummy!
    I usually buy the pie crusts! But you have inspired me to try out making my own this time…it looks perfectly light and flaky, and the grated frozen butter is brilliant! Yum, yum!

  • http://tilapiaincident.wordpress.com/ Noelle

    This looks absolutely delicious. I’m not exactly the best baker in the world (well, that’s putting it lightly) but I can’t wait to give it a try!

  • http://tilapiaincident.wordpress.com Noelle

    This looks absolutely delicious. I’m not exactly the best baker in the world (well, that’s putting it lightly) but I can’t wait to give it a try!

  • http://www.livlovelaugh.wordpress.com Liv

    beautiful photography! Not to mention THAT LOOKS DELISH! =)

  • http://www.livlovelaugh.wordpress.com/ Liv

    beautiful photography! Not to mention THAT LOOKS DELISH! =)

  • SallyK

    Can’t wait to try this! North Coast Muse @ http://sally1029.wordpress.com

  • SallyK

    Can’t wait to try this! North Coast Muse @ http://sally1029.wordpress.com

  • http://teajewel.wordpress.com/ candice

    Simple, but absolutely delicious-looking! I love baking with pears. :)

  • http://teajewel.wordpress.com candice

    Simple, but absolutely delicious-looking! I love baking with pears. :)

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  • http://wellthatsawkward.wordpress.com/ wellthatsawkward

    This looks amazing–I’d really love to try it but was wondering, do you think it would work as well if I used a pre-made puff pastry instead of making the crust from scratch if I’m short on time? Thanks for sharing!

  • http://wellthatsawkward.wordpress.com wellthatsawkward

    This looks amazing–I’d really love to try it but was wondering, do you think it would work as well if I used a pre-made puff pastry instead of making the crust from scratch if I’m short on time? Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.dinnerbella.com/ Dinner Bella

    I love the idea of using pears in your tart. I don’t especially like the texture of raw pears but baking them smooths out the texture and your recipe sounds delicious!

    Thanks for sharing your ideas and great snaps!
    nina

  • http://www.dinnerbella.com Dinner Bella

    I love the idea of using pears in your tart. I don’t especially like the texture of raw pears but baking them smooths out the texture and your recipe sounds delicious!

    Thanks for sharing your ideas and great snaps!
    nina

  • http://sarcasticskillet.wordpress.com/ Sarcastic Cynthia

    Wow, that looks delicious! I’ve got a couple of pears in the kitchen whispering to me.

  • http://sarcasticskillet.wordpress.com Sarcastic Cynthia

    Wow, that looks delicious! I’ve got a couple of pears in the kitchen whispering to me.

  • http://momromp.wordpress.com/ momromp

    This is great; thanks for the recipe and the helpful advice! Your photographs are beautiful.

  • http://momromp.wordpress.com momromp

    This is great; thanks for the recipe and the helpful advice! Your photographs are beautiful.

  • http://www.wearephotographers.com/ Andy Shafer

    We are looking for the photographer who took these shots. We are running a promo on holiday photos and are looking for photographers that want an opportunity to promote their work on our site. Let me know if you are interested.

    Andy Shafer

  • http://www.wearephotographers.com Andy Shafer

    We are looking for the photographer who took these shots. We are running a promo on holiday photos and are looking for photographers that want an opportunity to promote their work on our site. Let me know if you are interested.

    Andy Shafer

  • Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite

    Looks pretty awesome to me! Maybe there is hope for a non baker like me too!!!

  • Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite

    Looks pretty awesome to me! Maybe there is hope for a non baker like me too!!!

  • http://redlinemg.net/ chuck

    wow, that looks delicious! best seasonal recipe yet, I’m not a pear person but i could see myself making this!

    -http://redlinemg.net/blog

  • http://redlinemg.net chuck

    wow, that looks delicious! best seasonal recipe yet, I’m not a pear person but i could see myself making this!

    -http://redlinemg.net/blog

  • http://www.theonestopthoughtshop.wordpress.com/ Kristi

    Thanks for sharing! I’m gonna have to try this, hopefully I won’t bomb it. I am a pretty good cook myself but ovens are like hit and miss with me LOL…..sometimes it’s cool, sometimes there’s a fire;-P It looks mouth watering, though.

  • http://www.theonestopthoughtshop.wordpress.com Kristi

    Thanks for sharing! I’m gonna have to try this, hopefully I won’t bomb it. I am a pretty good cook myself but ovens are like hit and miss with me LOL…..sometimes it’s cool, sometimes there’s a fire;-P It looks mouth watering, though.

  • http://milionaire.co.nr Million

    Nice, probably one of your best recipes yet!

    - |Mill|

  • http://milionaire.co.nr/ Million

    Nice, probably one of your best recipes yet!

    - |Mill|

  • Aunt J in Hendersonville

    Pears are among your Unc D’s faves, and this looks so delicious! Even conceiveably do-able for baking-challenged me! Will let you know.
    Great post. Love the fact that it’s ‘inspiring’!
    Can’t wait to see what you come up with next!
    I ACTUALLY CLICKED ON THIS ON WORDPRESS PAGE. AGAIN?!!! CONGRATS!!!

  • Aunt J in Hendersonville

    Pears are among your Unc D’s faves, and this looks so delicious! Even conceiveably do-able for baking-challenged me! Will let you know.
    Great post. Love the fact that it’s ‘inspiring’!
    Can’t wait to see what you come up with next!
    I ACTUALLY CLICKED ON THIS ON WORDPRESS PAGE. AGAIN?!!! CONGRATS!!!

  • http://d1000.wordpress.com/ dee

    yum! i’m definitely trying this for thanksgiving dinner:) thank you for sharing!

  • http://d1000.wordpress.com dee

    yum! i’m definitely trying this for thanksgiving dinner:) thank you for sharing!

  • kiyoha

    i think it’s delicious :)

  • kiyoha

    i think it’s delicious :)

  • amanda

    It’s late here and I could eat 2 of these. Please mail me one. I will provide my own ice cream…lol.

  • amanda

    It’s late here and I could eat 2 of these. Please mail me one. I will provide my own ice cream…lol.

  • Rose Hoger

    This is DEFINITELY DELICIOUS! Rachael brought this to our place for dessert last weekend, and it was a real treat :)

  • Rose Hoger

    This is DEFINITELY DELICIOUS! Rachael brought this to our place for dessert last weekend, and it was a real treat :)

  • tokyoterrace

    Hi Rose! Thanks for the comment and for reaffirming the fact that this dessert is worth making. We had a lovely time at your place and hope to get together again soon!

  • tokyoterrace

    Hi Rose! Thanks for the comment and for reaffirming the fact that this dessert is worth making. We had a lovely time at your place and hope to get together again soon!

  • tokyoterrace

    Amanda: I’ll fax it over immediately!

  • tokyoterrace

    Amanda: I’ll fax it over immediately!

  • tokyoterrace

    Kiyoha: And you are correct! It is delicious!

  • tokyoterrace

    Kiyoha: And you are correct! It is delicious!

  • tokyoterrace

    Dee: Happy to hear it! I hope it turns out well for you! Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope to see you back again soon! Let me know if you have any questions about the tart!

  • tokyoterrace

    Dee: Happy to hear it! I hope it turns out well for you! Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope to see you back again soon! Let me know if you have any questions about the tart!

  • tokyoterrace

    Aunt J: Well, I think that if Uncle D loves pears he will certainly love this pear tart! Have no fear- it is easy for non-bakers! Promise! I love you for commenting so frequently and being so supportive. Thank you so very much, from the bottom of my heart.

  • tokyoterrace

    Aunt J: Well, I think that if Uncle D loves pears he will certainly love this pear tart! Have no fear- it is easy for non-bakers! Promise! I love you for commenting so frequently and being so supportive. Thank you so very much, from the bottom of my heart.

  • tokyoterrace

    Million: Why thank you!

  • tokyoterrace

    Million: Why thank you!

  • tokyoterrace

    Kristi: I’m sure you won’t bomb it. It is a fool proof recipe- if it weren’t fool proof I can pretty much guarantee I wouldn’t be able to make it. If you have any questions at all, please let me know! Thanks for your comment- I hope to see you back here soon!

  • tokyoterrace

    Kristi: I’m sure you won’t bomb it. It is a fool proof recipe- if it weren’t fool proof I can pretty much guarantee I wouldn’t be able to make it. If you have any questions at all, please let me know! Thanks for your comment- I hope to see you back here soon!

  • tokyoterrace

    Chuck: I’m so happy you like the looks of this recipe! My husband doesn’t care for pears either, but he gobbled this up when I made it! I hope you will give it a try!

  • tokyoterrace

    Chuck: I’m so happy you like the looks of this recipe! My husband doesn’t care for pears either, but he gobbled this up when I made it! I hope you will give it a try!

  • tokyoterrace

    Mardi: That’s right- there is always hope!

  • tokyoterrace

    Mardi: That’s right- there is always hope!

  • tokyoterrace

    Andy: I will send you an email soon!

  • tokyoterrace

    Andy: I will send you an email soon!

  • tokyoterrace

    MomRomp: Thanks so much! I’m so happy you like the post and I hope to see you back here soon! I stopped by your site and I am very interesting in your musings. No kids at Tokyo Terrace yet, but it is always helpful to hear thoughts from parents. Take care!

  • tokyoterrace

    MomRomp: Thanks so much! I’m so happy you like the post and I hope to see you back here soon! I stopped by your site and I am very interesting in your musings. No kids at Tokyo Terrace yet, but it is always helpful to hear thoughts from parents. Take care!

  • tokyoterrace

    SarcasticCynthia: Are they saying “make me into a tart…make me into a tart”? I hope so! Thanks for the comment! Hope to see you back here soon!

  • tokyoterrace

    SarcasticCynthia: Are they saying “make me into a tart…make me into a tart”? I hope so! Thanks for the comment! Hope to see you back here soon!

  • http://timeinthekitchen.com/ Timeless Gourmet

    This looks great! Rustic is so appealing to me, and what a way to enjoy a delicious pear.

  • http://timeinthekitchen.com Timeless Gourmet

    This looks great! Rustic is so appealing to me, and what a way to enjoy a delicious pear.

  • http://Jendelakatatiti.wordpress.com/ titi

    Hi, I like your tart. It is so nice, and I want eat. Because look sweet, crispy, and hemm yummy! My friend look myblog in Jendelakatatiti.wordpress.com , thank you a lot of!

  • http://Jendelakatatiti.wordpress.com titi

    Hi, I like your tart. It is so nice, and I want eat. Because look sweet, crispy, and hemm yummy! My friend look myblog in Jendelakatatiti.wordpress.com , thank you a lot of!

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  • http://www.lafujimama.com/ Fuji Mama

    Hmmmm, foolproof eh? I’m going to take up that challenge! I’ve got some BEE-YU-TEE-FULL persimmons sitting on the counter…I think they need to be made into a rustic tart…

  • http://www.lafujimama.com Fuji Mama

    Hmmmm, foolproof eh? I’m going to take up that challenge! I’ve got some BEE-YU-TEE-FULL persimmons sitting on the counter…I think they need to be made into a rustic tart…

  • tokyoterrace

    Paula: Thank you! Coming from you that is quite the compliment!

  • tokyoterrace

    Paula: Thank you! Coming from you that is quite the compliment!

  • tokyoterrace

    Divina: I wish I could give the tart to you! It is nice to have a rustic appearance. There is something less intimidating about being able to fold the crust and not care about it looking perfect. Thanks for the comment!

  • tokyoterrace

    Divina: I wish I could give the tart to you! It is nice to have a rustic appearance. There is something less intimidating about being able to fold the crust and not care about it looking perfect. Thanks for the comment!

  • tokyoterrace

    Wasabi Prime: I hope that if you try it you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed this one!

  • tokyoterrace

    Wasabi Prime: I hope that if you try it you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed this one!

  • tokyoterrace

    mylastbite: It is pretty amazing with a cup of coffee in the morning!

  • tokyoterrace

    mylastbite: It is pretty amazing with a cup of coffee in the morning!

  • tokyoterrace

    friendlyapple09: I second that! Happy Holidays to all!

  • tokyoterrace

    friendlyapple09: I second that! Happy Holidays to all!

  • tokyoterrace

    shutterboo: Glad you like the photos! Thanks for the comment- please stop by again!

  • tokyoterrace

    shutterboo: Glad you like the photos! Thanks for the comment- please stop by again!

  • tokyoterrace

    hotoutoftheoven: Hello! The frozen butter is what makes this crust work. I used to have the same problem with the texture of the crust, but freezing the crust and using my mom’s method of grating the butter with a cheese grater was what made it easy and perfect. Your crumb topping sounds to amazing! I will have to give that a try. I love love love toppings like that.

  • tokyoterrace

    hotoutoftheoven: Hello! The frozen butter is what makes this crust work. I used to have the same problem with the texture of the crust, but freezing the crust and using my mom’s method of grating the butter with a cheese grater was what made it easy and perfect. Your crumb topping sounds to amazing! I will have to give that a try. I love love love toppings like that.

  • tokyoterrace

    Michael: I’m so glad you like the tart! You have a great selection of recipes on your site, as well. I hope you stop back often!

  • tokyoterrace

    Michael: I’m so glad you like the tart! You have a great selection of recipes on your site, as well. I hope you stop back often!

  • tokyoterrace

    Anja: Thank you! I am glad that I didn’t shy away from baking too much- it can be very intimidating but rewarding all at the same time. I hope you’ll visit often!

  • tokyoterrace

    Anja: Thank you! I am glad that I didn’t shy away from baking too much- it can be very intimidating but rewarding all at the same time. I hope you’ll visit often!

  • tokyoterrace

    lambang: It is delicious! You should try making it sometime. I hope you’ll come to Tokyo Terrace again!

  • tokyoterrace

    lambang: It is delicious! You should try making it sometime. I hope you’ll come to Tokyo Terrace again!

  • tokyoterrace

    ctortolano: I hope you enjoy making and eating the tart! Let me know how it turns out!

  • tokyoterrace

    ctortolano: I hope you enjoy making and eating the tart! Let me know how it turns out!

  • tokyoterrace

    Danielle: Hello! I hope the butter technique is helpful for you!

  • tokyoterrace

    Danielle: Hello! I hope the butter technique is helpful for you!

  • tokyoterrace

    onefoodguy: Thanks for the compliment! And the only uni-tasker in the kitchen is a fire extinguisher? Did I get it right? Hope the knife is still serving you well :)

  • tokyoterrace

    francleablunt: I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for the comment- stop by again soon!

  • tokyoterrace

    onefoodguy: Thanks for the compliment! And the only uni-tasker in the kitchen is a fire extinguisher? Did I get it right? Hope the knife is still serving you well :)

  • tokyoterrace

    francleablunt: I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for the comment- stop by again soon!

  • tokyoterrace

    Ange: I’m glad the photos did justice to the tart! Thanks for stopping by!

  • tokyoterrace

    Ange: I’m glad the photos did justice to the tart! Thanks for stopping by!

  • tokyoterrace

    mootastrophe: I’m glad I could help you with your Thanksgiving menu! Enjoy it!

  • tokyoterrace

    mootastrophe: I’m glad I could help you with your Thanksgiving menu! Enjoy it!

  • tokyoterrace

    Gena: Thanks! Your post about Christmas mantles is beautiful! What gorgeous ideas- they definitely put me in the Christmas spirit!

  • tokyoterrace

    LucyLando: I’m glad that the writing was easy to understand for you. I hope you’ll stop by again!

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    Gena: Thanks! Your post about Christmas mantles is beautiful! What gorgeous ideas- they definitely put me in the Christmas spirit!

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    LucyLando: I’m glad that the writing was easy to understand for you. I hope you’ll stop by again!

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    Imarmstrong66: I would definitely recommend making your own crust when possible. There is something so fulfilling about making an entire dessert from scratch. At the same time, there are many delicious store bought crusts out there that make whipping up a dessert really easy. Thanks for the comment!

  • tokyoterrace

    Hi Noelle! Thanks for your comment. I know how you feel about baking- it can be so scary. But trust me, this recipe is not scary at all! Happy cooking!

  • tokyoterrace

    Imarmstrong66: I would definitely recommend making your own crust when possible. There is something so fulfilling about making an entire dessert from scratch. At the same time, there are many delicious store bought crusts out there that make whipping up a dessert really easy. Thanks for the comment!

  • tokyoterrace

    Hi Noelle! Thanks for your comment. I know how you feel about baking- it can be so scary. But trust me, this recipe is not scary at all! Happy cooking!

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    Liv: Thank you! I hope you’ll give it a try! The photos on your site are lovely as well. I hope you’ll stop by again soon!

  • tokyoterrace

    Liv: Thank you! I hope you’ll give it a try! The photos on your site are lovely as well. I hope you’ll stop by again soon!

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    SallyK: I hope you like it! Great post on making your own pumpkin puree- perfect for the holidays!

  • tokyoterrace

    SallyK: I hope you like it! Great post on making your own pumpkin puree- perfect for the holidays!

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    Candice: Pears are one of the best fruits to bake with. I love them almost as much as apples…almost. Thanks for the comment!

  • tokyoterrace

    Candice: Pears are one of the best fruits to bake with. I love them almost as much as apples…almost. Thanks for the comment!

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    wellthatsawkward: Hello! I do think it would work with the pre-made puff pastry or other types of pre-made crusts. If you have the time, I’d give this crust a try- it take very little time to make. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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    wellthatsawkward: Hello! I do think it would work with the pre-made puff pastry or other types of pre-made crusts. If you have the time, I’d give this crust a try- it take very little time to make. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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    Dinner Bella: Pears do change when they are baked. Thanks so much for the compliments! You have a great site- I love the style of it. I hope you’ll stop by Tokyo Terrace again soon!

  • tokyoterrace

    Dinner Bella: Pears do change when they are baked. Thanks so much for the compliments! You have a great site- I love the style of it. I hope you’ll stop by Tokyo Terrace again soon!

  • http://onefoodguy.blogspot.com/ Scott

    Yes! It’s the fire extinguisher! The knife is great, thanks! It will see a lot of action next week – I’m hosting Thanksgiving this year :)

  • http://onefoodguy.blogspot.com Scott

    Yes! It’s the fire extinguisher! The knife is great, thanks! It will see a lot of action next week – I’m hosting Thanksgiving this year :)

  • dhaleb

    I LOVE your site! Beautiful pictures too! Can’t wait to try out this recipe!

  • dhaleb

    I LOVE your site! Beautiful pictures too! Can’t wait to try out this recipe!

  • http://www.theediblelibrary.com/ Meaghan

    This looks so delicious! I love pear pie, but haven’t made it… I always have apples around, so they more often end up in pies and tarts at our place.
    My guy’s mom made the most amazing pear pie for us last year, though, and I’ve been meaning to make one myself.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  • http://www.theediblelibrary.com Meaghan

    This looks so delicious! I love pear pie, but haven’t made it… I always have apples around, so they more often end up in pies and tarts at our place.
    My guy’s mom made the most amazing pear pie for us last year, though, and I’ve been meaning to make one myself.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  • http://zwischengang.blogspot.com/ Anja

    be sure, I’m a follower of your blog. ;-)

  • http://zwischengang.blogspot.com/ Anja

    be sure, I’m a follower of your blog. ;-)

  • zenchef

    This tart is one of the most beautiful thing i ever seen. One more reason to fly back to Japan! :)

  • zenchef

    This tart is one of the most beautiful thing i ever seen. One more reason to fly back to Japan! :)

  • http://20morethings.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/food-friday-lessons-from-a-rustic-apple-tart/ Food Friday: Lessons from A Rustic Apple Tart « 20 MORE THINGS

    [...] Tart.  It was enticing enough for me to try it myself.  So for this little recipe please check here. I didn’t have pears so I decided to use the exact same recipe and replace the pears with [...]

  • http://tokyoterrace.com/2009/12/29/new-years-eve-menu/ New Year’s Eve Menu « Tokyo Terrace

    [...] Rustic Pear Tart [...]

  • http://www.tokyoterrace.com/2011/11/kabocha-cookies-recipe/ Kabocha Cookies — Tokyo Terrace

    [...] A double batch of crust [...]

  • Ruthiev

    I am going to make this for Christmas dessert!

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