Are you looking for a new dessert recipe for the holidays? Gluten-Free Spiced Pear Tart is a refreshing change to the traditional Thanksgiving menu of pumpkin pie.
Paired with a rich buttery crust, this rustic homemade tart is full of fresh fruit and savory spices. I love the look of this simple yet elegant dessert. The gluten-free pastry is rolled out and simply folded over and pleated. Don’t you love how easy it is? Don’t worry about rolling the dough out in perfect circle. It is the imperfections that help make this tart so charming! Sprinkle coarse sugar on top before baking.
I must confess that gluten-free spiced pear tart is one of my favorite easy to make dessert recipes for fall! If you have pears that are overly ripe or maybe a little brown on the outside this is a great idea on how to use them.
When you are having company over, it is nice to serve an easy yet so delicious dessert. Gluten-Free Spiced Pear Tart is a great finale to a simple fall meal or an elegant Thanksgiving dinner. Give this simple dessert extra “wow” by drizzling melted caramel sauce across it. YUM!!!Print
Imagine sweet pear slices tossed with spices in a buttery crust. This simple yet quaint tart is a wonderful fall dessert!
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add the pears, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cook and stir 2-4 four minutes or until tender. Stir in apple cider and brown sugar. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 8 to 10 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Cool 10 minutes.
- Place dough between two sheets of plastic wrap and roll dough into a 14-inch circle. Transfer to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Gently spoon cooked filling over the pastry to within 2-inches of pastry edge. Fold and pleat pastry edge over filling, leaving an opening in the center. Brush pastry with water. Sprinkle with coarse sugar and sliced almonds, if desired.
- Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until crust is golden and filling is bubbly. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.
To ripen pears, place them in a brown paper bag or in a dark cabinet for a few days. Drizzle homemade caramel syrup across it before serving.
Don’t you just love how quaint this rustic spiced pear tart looks? I hope this delicious gluten-free dessert becomes a fall favorite for you and your family!
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