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Apple-Pear Tarts with Caramel Sauce

Top apples and pears with caramel and you’ll devour this autumn tart in no time. And no one needs to know just how simple this fall dessert is to make. Purchased puff pastry keeps things easy, plus it’s delicious right from the oven or at room temperature.

Apple-Pear Tarts with Caramel Sauce

This caramel pear tart recipe, made from frozen puff pastry and pears, was inspired by the classic apple tarte Tatin and is as easy as it is looks and taste
Prep Time28 mins
Cook Time32 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: Apple-Pear Tarts with Caramel Sauce, Dessert, Fall, pear tart, puff pastry desserts, Salted caramel
Servings: 8
Calories: 125kcal


  • Measuring Cups/Spoons 
  • 18 x 24-Inch Plastic Cutting Board
  • 10" Chef's Knife
  • Half-Sheet Pan
  • Glass Nesting Bowls



  • 2 tbsp. Granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp. Brown sugar 
  • ¼ tsp. Table salt
  • ¼ tsp. Ground cinnamon


  • 1 Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp. Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Sheet frozen puff pastry (½ pkg.; 8.65 oz.), thawed, halved horizontally
  • 1 Red Bartlett pear, thinly sliced


  • ¼ cup Packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. Unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp. Heavy cream
  • ¼ tsp. Pure vanilla extract
  • tsp. Table salt
  • Finely chopped toasted pecans


  • Preheat oven to 425°. Line a baking sheet with parchment.

The Tarts

  • Combine granulated sugar, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon.
  • Toss apples and pears with lemon juice, then toss with sugar mixture.
  • Place puff pastry halves on prepared baking sheet. Alternate apple and pear slices, overlapping, onto pastry halves, leaving an edge around all sides. Slightly pinch edges around tarts to enclose (this helps the edges puff up around the outside). Bake tarts until golden brown, 20–25 minutes.

The Caramel

  • Combine brown sugar, butter, cream, vanilla, and salt in a saucepan and heat over medium-low until thickened, 5–7 minutes. Drizzle tarts with caramel, then top with pecans.


Per serving, Calories: 125

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories125
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 6g 10%
    • Saturated Fat 3g 15%
  • Cholesterol 13mg 5%
  • Sodium 130mg 6%
  • Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
    • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
  • Protein 1g 2%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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    Written by Lisa Yarde

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