Cinnamon-Pear Rustic Tart

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. + chilling Bake: 45 min.


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 25, 2022
I was lucky enough to spend the holidays with my husband's family in Montana. I loved the rustic simplicity of each dish we tasted, especially this rustic pear tart my mother-in-law made. —Leah Waldo, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Cinnamon-Pear Rustic Tart Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 8 to 10 tablespoons ice water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 8 medium ripe pears, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup apple cider or juice
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sugar


  1. In a large bowl, mix flour and salt; cut in butter until crumbly. Gradually add ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Shape into a disk; wrap. Refrigerate 30 minutes or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add pears and cinnamon; cook and stir until tender, 2-3 minutes. Stir in cider and brown sugar. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 8-10 minutes. Stir in vanilla; cool slightly.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 14-in. circle. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  4. Spoon filling over crust to within 2 in. of edge. Fold crust edge over filling, pleating as you go and leaving an opening in the center. Brush folded crust with water; sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake until crust is golden and filling is bubbly, 45-50 minutes. Transfer tart to a wire rack to cool.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 512 calories, 27g fat (17g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 506mg sodium, 67g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 7g fiber), 5g protein.