When my kids were small, I could never get pancakes on the table while they were all still hot. Then I got the idea for these breakfast tarts. They're a good and simple recipe for any busy family. —Joan Elbourn, Gardner, Massachusetts
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VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar, divided
- 2 large eggs
- 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 cups chopped peeled pears (about 2 large)
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
- 1 large egg white
- 3 to 5 tablespoons 2% milk, divided
- 1-1/3 cups confectioners' sugar
- Food coloring, optional
- Cream butter and 1/2 cup granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. In another bowl, whisk flour and baking powder; gradually beat into creamed mixture to form a dough. Divide dough in half; shape each into a rectangle. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour.
- Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium heat, combine pears and remaining granulated sugar. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved and pears are softened, 6-8 minutes. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into pear mixture. Return to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; cool. Stir in raspberries.
- Preheat oven to 350°. On a lightly floured surface, roll one half of dough into a 15x8-in. rectangle. Cut into ten 4x3-in. rectangles. Transfer to parchment paper-lined baking sheets; spoon about 2 tablespoons filling over each pastry to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll remaining dough into a 15x8-in. rectangle; cut into ten 4x3-in. rectangles and place over filling. Press edges with a fork to seal. Whisk egg white and 1 tablespoon milk; brush over pastries. Bake until golden brown and filling is bubbly, 20-25 minutes.
- Remove from baking sheets to wire racks to cool. For icing, mix confectioners’ sugar and enough of remaining milk to reach desired consistency; tint with food coloring if desired. Spread or drizzle on pastries. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Pear-Berry Breakfast Tarts in Taste of Home September/October 2017