Peach Pear Tart

2016-07-02
  • Yield : 8 servings
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 40m
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Ingredients

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 can (26 ounces) pear halves, drained and thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pear liqueur, optional
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup peach preserves
  • 2 teaspoons peach nectar
  • Baking sheet
  • Rolling pin
  • Pastry brush
  • Microwave-safe bowl

Method

Step 1

Thaw puff pastry at room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes. Unfold. If pastry does not unfold easily, thaw for an additional 5 to 10 minutes and retry.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 3

On a lightly floured surface, roll out pastry to a 10 by 12-inch rectangle. Transfer to an ungreased baking sheet. With a dry pastry brush, brush away any excess flour.

Step 4

In a small bowl, lightly beat together egg and 1 tablespoon water to create an egg wash.

Step 5

With the pastry brush, brush entirety of dough sheet surface with egg wash. Along all 4 sides, fold over a 1/2-inch of the edge to create a ridged border around pastry. Brush top of this rim with egg wash as well. Prick pastry (inside the rim) all over with a fork (this ensures that the dough inside the border does not puff up like the outer rim will).

Step 6

Arrange thinly sliced pears on pastry, covering all of surface area, but in a single layer. Sprinkle pears with sugar, pear liqueur, and dot with cubes of butter.

Step 7

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until puffed and golden brown.

Step 8

While tart is baking, combine peach preserves and peach nectar in a microwave-safe bowl. Stir to combine. Heat on high for 15 seconds at a time until preserves have melted, stirring each time. Once mixture has completely melted, push through a fine mesh strainer to remove any lumps or pieces of fruit. Set aside.

Step 9

Once tart has finished baking, remove from oven. Brush peach glaze over entire tart, both fruit and pastry. Cool to room temperature and serve.

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