Pear Puff Pastry Dessert is a delicious recipe for Fall and holidays. Make with fresh pears and puff pastry; serve with vanilla ice cream!

square puff pastry with pear on parchment paper

Earlier this week, I made a Pear Puff Pastry Dessert Recipe for last-minute company, with these delicious pears! In fact, we love to set it in the middle of the table with a bunch of forks, and everyone digs in!

Also, here’s one of my favorite fall green salads: Pear Romaine Lettuce Salad with Blue Cheese. And how about a Fall Epic Charcuterie Board for dinner? (wink-wink)

Pear Puff Pastry Dessert Recipe

We love this dessert because it’s quick, easy, and tastes like “Fall.” If you have a couple fresh pears on the counter, and puff pastry in the freezer, you are SET! Oh, and don’t froget the ice cream!

Pear Puff Pastry Dessert Recipe with ice cream

Where to buy perfect pears

If you’ve ever received a Harry & David gift basket, then you’ll recognize this “gold pear.” Inside each gift box of pears is a gold wrapped, gorgeous Royal Riveria pear, so juicy and ripe for eating! I love the old saying, that they are so juicy you can eat them with a spoon!

You can also pick up pears from farm stands, or at your favorite grocery store! And have I mentioned, we LOVE this chicken dish with pears? Roasted Chicken with Honey, Bacon, and Pears! So good!

puff pastry baked with sliced pear, lemon, and ginger, served with vanilla ice cream

Ingredients for pear puff pastry dessert

  • Large ripe pears
  • Puff pastry (buy this in the freezer section)
  • Sugar + cornstarch
  • Lemon
  • Butter
  • Egg
  • Crystalized ginger, optional, but really adds pizazz
  • Turbinado sugar

Harry & David golden pear made into puff pastry dessert

How to make Pear Puff Pastry

In no time, the dessert was in the oven. A tart is super easy to make!

When it’s done, serve immediately with scoops of vanilla ice cream.

  1. Line large baking sheet (with sides) with parchment paper.
  2. Roll out one sheet of puff pastry according to package directions, keeping square.
  3. Mix sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, crystalized ginger, and sliced pears.
  4. Pour pear mixture into center of puff pastry.
  5. Fold edges up around sides, making a tart.
  6. Brush edges of pie crust with egg white, and sprinkle generously with turbinado sugar.
  7. Add butter pieces on top of pears, in three or four small pads.
  8. Bake until crust is golden brown.
  9. Allow to sit for 5 minutes before serving. Delicious with vanilla ice cream!

It’s delicious made with any kind of pear, but especially good made with Royal Riviera pears!

golden puff pastry dessert with pears and ice cream

Harry & David orchards

After a trip to southern Oregon a few years back, we learned about the Harry & David orchards; the extensive process of their harvest season.

They grow about 400 tons of Oregold® Peaches, 15,500 tons of Royal Riviera® Pears, and 800 tons of Bosc pears each year. The total harvest varies based on weather conditions throughout the year.

Harry & David orchards in Fall with golden colors

Depending on the year, pears can ripen anywhere from the second week of August to mid-September. The cooler the growing season, the faster the pears ripen.

More pear recipes to try:

Favorite Pear Salad

Pear Quinoa Salad

Bacon Pear Cobb Salad Recipe

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Pear Puff Pastry Dessert Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 large ripe pears, sliced (leave the skin on)
  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. corn starch
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1/4 cup crystalized ginger, optional
  • Turbinado sugar, sugar in the raw

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degree F.
  • Line large baking sheet (with sides) with parchment paper.
  • Roll out one sheet of puff pastry according to package directions, keeping square.
  • In medium bowl, mix sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, crystalized ginger, and sliced pears.
  • Pour pear mixture into center of puff pastry.
  • Fold edges up around sides, making a tart.
  • Brush edges of pie crust with egg white, and sprinkle generously with turbinado sugar.
  • Add butter pieces on top of pears, in three or four small pads.
  • Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
  • Allow to sit for 5 minutes before serving. Delicious with vanilla ice cream!

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Notes

Reposted from NOV 2017
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Deliciouos Pear Puff Pastry Dessert Recipe with ice cream scooped on top

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