• Sonya Patel

Rustic Chai Spiced Pear Tart

Dessert time with this delicious tart is sure to make your table shine!

Recipe created by Katie Petrich

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour

  • 3 tbs sugar

  • 10 tbs unsalted butter, cold and cut into pieces

  • 2 eggs, 1 which is beaten

  • 4 pears peeled, cored and sliced

  • 2 tbs brown sugar

  • Powdered sugar

  • Chai Masala

Method:

  • Mix flour, sugar and butter in a bowl and beat on medium with a paddle until it resembles coarse crumbles

  • Add 1 egg and beat on medium just until the dough comes together, if it is too dry, add a little cold water. If it is too wet, add a little more flour

  • Bring the dough together into a ball with your hands, cover in plastic wrap and chill in fridge for about 30 minutes

  • Preheat over to 350 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper

  • Place sliced pears, brown sugar, Chai Masala and 1 T flour into a large bowl and toss to coat

  • Remove dough from the fridge and discard plastic wrap

  • On a floured surface, roll dough into a 14 inch circle (about 1/4 inch thick)

  • Transfer dough to prepared baking sheet

  • Arrange pear slices in a circle in the center of the dough, leaving about 3 inches of a border

  • Fold the outside border of the dough up and around the pears to form a rough edge crust and brush with beaten egg

  • Bake for 40-45 minutes until the crust is golden brown and the pears are soft

  • Allow to cool and generously dust with powdered sugar