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Sweeten Up Your Summer Barbecue With This Apple and Pear Tart


Summer is full of opportunities to come together and eat great food while catching up and relaxing with friends and family. But sometimes, the food preparation takes over the evening and you find yourself not properly enjoying the party as much as you should. Enter this apple and pear tart. Sweet and light but filling, this tart just looks like it took a lot of effort. In reality, this recipe will save you a lot of time and can even become your go-to recipe to whip up for summer barbecues, graduation parties, or work potlucks. With just a few ingredients and just a bit of work, you can serve up this syrupy, buttery treat, appropriate at any function. Who knows? It might even take the place of apple pie at this summer’s backyard cookout.


  • 2 Bosc pears, cored
  • 1 green apple, peeled and cored
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 3 oz. butter, chopped
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 13 oz. block puff pastry
  • Cream or ice cream, to serve


  1. Preheat oven to a moderately hot temperature of 375°F (340°F for a convection oven).
  2. Thinly slice the pears and apple. Drizzle with lemon juice and set aside.
  3. Melt butter in an oven-proof, 11-inch frying pan on medium heat. Add sugar and swirl pan to dissolve. Remove from heat and arrange fruit slices in a pattern over base of pan. Return to medium heat and cook for five to 10 minutes, until syrup turns golden. Remove from heat.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out pastry to a 11-inch circle, about 0.5cm thick. Cover fruit in pan with pastry, tucking edges under.
  5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until pastry is puffed and golden. Cool in pan 10 minutes before inverting onto serving plate. Serve in wedges with cream or ice cream.

Tip: Wrap and freeze leftover pastry for later use.

This article was written by Food to Love editors. For more, check out our sister site, Food to Love.

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