Apple and Pear Tart

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So after learning all about pastries this week I made another tart for the family for whom I am a personal chef! They loved it – even the kids which surprised me because at the age of 8 – I would not have appreciated a tart! I also went out and bought a little scale so I can measure out exact measurements for the tart!

Apple and Pear Tart


  • Pate Sucree
  • 9 oz Flour
  • 5 oz unsalted butter
  • 2 oz sugar
  • zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • Creme au Beurre Noisette aka Burnt Butter
  • 6 oz unsalted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 7 oz sugar
  • 2 oz flour
  • 2 pears
  • 2 apples


  • To prepare the pate sucree combine flour, butter sugar and lemon zest in a food processor. Mix for 30 seconds and add the yolks one at a time and then the lemon juice so the dough forms into a ball. Remove the dough and press it into your tart pan and the refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • To prepare the burnt butter cook the butter in a small saucepan until golden brown. In another bowl combine the eggs, sugar and flour. Whisk the butter into the sugar mixture until well combined.
  • Remove your tart crust from the fridge and arranged the peeled apples and pears in circle. Pour the filling over the fruit and bake in a 375 degree oven for 40 -50 minutes or until golden brown. Once done, remove and let cool on a cooling rack. Optional - top with powdered sugar!

My homework assignment for this coming Monday is to bring another tart to class. I want to do something savory… any suggestions?!?! I want to use CHEESE!!!!!!


  1. It looks nice and it must taste nice..
    I think that my wife will be mad for me all life if I make it for her…

  2. Well that is just gorgeous! No wonder the 8 year old loved it. Who could resist something this pretty?

  3. omg I think I’ve dies and gone to heaven. I love tarts… and with pear and brown butter??? I am so making this. good-bye diet.

  4. Thanks for this recipe! I have a ton of apples and was wondering what do do with them that I haven’t done before. I’ll be trying this soon. I hope I can make it look as pretty as yours 🙂

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