Mini Pear Tarts

Do you know what I love about spring and summer, well besides the warm weather — all the colorful, fresh fruit and vegetables I can purchase at the local farmers market. I love seeing the rows of freshly picked produce ready for me to take home.

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There’s something about all the bright colors that gets me all excited to get in the kitchen and whip up something special. While I know that pears are more of a late summer or fall harvest, it didn’t stop me from sharing this latest recipe for Mini Pear Tarts from one of my contributors. Just think of all the other tart possibilities from all the other fruits coming into season.

Mini Pear Tarts // These adorable, miniature tarts are perfect for parties. And the best part of these Mini Pear Tarts, they're easy to make.

Mini Pear Tarts

Mini Pear Tarts
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4
  • 2 ripe pears (it is important that they be slightly soft to the touch)
  • 1 sheet of pie crust, set out before using so it’s workable
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • sprinkle of brown sugar and/or maple sugar, optional
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Allow the pie crust to come to a warm enough temperature that it is workable and then gently roll out just enough that you will be able to comfortably cut out four pieces to fit your mini tart pans, with enough to go up the sides and fold over the top a little bit.
  3. Press the pie crust into your tart pans. If the pans are nonstick, you do not need to grease them.
  4. Wash, peel and remove the core of the pears. Carefully cut the pears into very thin slices that are no more then 1/4 inch thick.
  5. Lay the pears into the crust to almost fill the space then spread a little bit of honey across the top of the fruit.
  6. Fold the extra pie crust over the edges and pinch flat were needed.
  7. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the pears are slightly bubbling and the crust is golden brown. Allow to cool for about 15 minutes before removing from the pans, this will help ensure they hold their shape longer.

Y’all, homemade mini pear tarts in 30 minutes! I love it. So simple and just perfect in every way.

Mini Pear Tarts // These adorable, miniature tarts are perfect for parties. And the best part of these Mini Pear Tarts, they're easy to make.

The crust is light and flaky. The pears are soft and sweet. And it’s portion control without even trying.

Just perfect.

Mini Pear Tarts // These adorable, miniature tarts are perfect for parties. And the best part of these Mini Pear Tarts, they're easy to make.

There isn’t a huge ingredient list. There isn’t a long list of instructions. It really is super easy, y’all. This Mini Pear Tarts recipe is even great for getting the kids into the kitchen with you to help. Make it a family event and then enjoy the fruits of your labor together when they’re finished baking.

The kids will thank you, I’m sure.

Mini Pear Tarts // These adorable, miniature tarts are perfect for parties. And the best part of these Mini Pear Tarts, they're easy to make.

Have you tried making tarts before?

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21 thoughts on “Mini Pear Tarts”

  1. Tammilee Tips says:

    I have never made tarts at home before like this! These sound really good, and I love pears as well!

  2. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says:

    That looks so yummy! I’ve never tried making personal tarts like this before. I think it’s a great idea.

  3. MELISASource says:

    How cute are those? And tasty! I can’t wait to make these for my family this weekend. They’re going to flip when they get these for dessert.

  4. Catherine S says:

    These look so yummy. I don’t remember the last time I had a dessert with pears. Thanks for the recipe.

  5. Liz Mays says:

    They sound wonderful, in-season or out. There’s something about pears that works with pastry so well.

  6. Brandy says:

    OH what a yummy idea. I certainly love pears and tarts .. must make these because they are just super adorable!

  7. Heather Johnson says:

    My family and I love pears. These mini pear tarts sound absolutely wonderful!

  8. Scott says:

    It’ll be another couple months before our farmer’s market is fully stocked, but you’re right – it is the best time of the year!

  9. Jeanine says:

    Oh this looks just great! I’d never think to do a pear tart, and not only are they adorable but a pear is one of our fave fruits!

  10. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    These tarts look so delicious and easy to make. I will have to try this recipe on the weekend. My kids will love them.

  11. valmg @ Mom Knows It All says:

    I love how easy this is to make. I love pears, I could totally go for one of these right now.

  12. Stacey says:

    Wow, these certainly look different. And they look like a fun-to-eat treat.

  13. Ryan Escat says:

    That looks so good. I need to make this soon. Thanks for the recipe!

  14. monica says:

    So yummy and pretty too! This is the sort of recipe I was looking for. Thank you!

  15. Samantha Pierce says:

    These tarts sound yummy! And they look very pretty, like little pear flowers.

  16. Toni | Boulder Locavore says:

    I love these and that they look like little flowers. What a fun dessert!

  17. Raijean says:

    You are killing me! this looks amazing. I’ll try this for my brunch next week.

  18. Rosey says:

    These look so good. I’d love to try mini pear tarts!

  19. Katherine G says:

    I so want to try these. They look so yummy! Plus my daughter and I love pears.

  20. Holly @ Woman Tribune says:

    That tart looks incredible! Like a work of art on a plate. I, too, love all of the fresh produce that’s in season during the warmer months. You can really taste the difference in it when it’s fresh and in season.

  21. Christie says:

    I’m a huge pear fan, this is my kind of dessert. I may have to make a not so mini one ?

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