If you're like me who thinks all things pastry in general are a pain to make, this free form rustic tart may just change your mind! This is one easy and delicious tart to make at home. I especially like the fact that I don't need to line a tart tin let alone needing one, but just roll the pastry into a rough circle and fold up the edges. And it's okay if it's uneven and knobbly, because rustic and homey is what we want. I've got to say, I'm pretty pleased with this pear tart. It didn't get soggy like what I expected - the filling was oozing pear juices and was bubbling away during baking. Instead, the crust was deliciously buttery and crisp. The pears all soft and fragrant and the juices thicken up nicely upon cooling. A delight to eat and eat..... and eat.
I am submitting this to Aspiring Bakers #10: Easy as Pie (August 2011), hosted by Janine of Not the Kitchen Sink! If you would like to join, please see details here.
Rustic Pear Tart
Recipe adapted from here for the pastry and here for the filling.
250g plain flour
125g salted butter, chilled, finely chopped
80g icing sugar
2 egg yolks, chilled
1 tbs water, chilled
3 medium pears
For the pastry: