Simple Pear Tart


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons cold water (or more if desired)
  • 3 pears
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar

Cooking Instructions

Step 1: For the Crust: Mix together the dry ingredients.  Cut in butter with a pastry cutter and then mix in the egg yolk and water.  It should be a stiff but workable dough ball.

Step 2: Roll out to about 9 inches and place in a tart pan.  Press dough evenly up the sides of the tart pan with your fingertips.  Chill dough in the freezer while preheating the oven to 400 degrees F and slicing the pears.

Step 3: For the Filling: Peel and slice pears.  Remove crust from freezer and arrange pears in an overlapping fan pattern.  Mix remaining flour, sugar, and butter in a small bowl.

Step 4: Cover the pears with the flour-sugar-butter mixture by crumbling it over top.  (Do not overload, you may not use all the filling.)  Bake at 400 degrees F for approximately 35 minutes or until the crust is golden and filling is bubble and shiny.

Enjoy this easy at-home pear tart from Little House Living!