- - FOR THE CRUST -
- 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)
- - FOR THE FILLING -
- 3 pears
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
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!