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Easy Pear Tart + Cinnamon Maple Glaze

A simple pear tart with an easy cinnamon maple glaze to enjoy whenever fresh pears are in season!

top down view of slice of pear tart on a plate.

I’m always inspired by other food bloggers, and this easy pear tart using a puff pastry is one of those inspirations. It comes from the ever-wonderful Smitten Kitchen

I played around with this recipe a few times, starting with apples like Deb’s recipe, but decided to try pears, and it was fantastic. And for the glaze, I love the simplicity of using pure maple syrup with vanilla and cinnamon. Overall, this pear tart is not overly sweet, and the glaze adds just a hint of flavor.

For the recipe, I’m using a store-bought puff pastry, but please feel free to make your own. I haven’t attempted that yet but will try later with another tart, no doubt. I was happy to see that Pepperidge Farm carries a plant-based puff pastry.

Let me say that I don’t recommend eating this stuff all the time. Homemade is always better, but every once in a while, it’s ok, especially if you’re in a pinch and need a pastry puff. Now to find an organic store-bought puff pastry that will be a keeper!

How To Make Easy Pear Tart

This pear tart is extremely quick & easy to put together:

Just place the thawed unfolded pastry puff straight onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper (a Silpat will work well, too), no flour on the bottom is needed.

top down view of sliced pears on wooden cutting board.

Core your pears and thinly slice them. I leave the skin on for a rustic appeal and because I like it like that, but you can peel it if you like.

top down view of pears slices on pastry dough.

Lay your pears slices down, leaving 1/4 to 1/2 inch along the edges.

Add the glaze and bake for 40 – 50 minutes, and let cool for a few minutes. It may look a little dry once removed from the oven, feel free to add a little extra glaze if you like to spruce it up and make it glisten.

top down view of fresh baked pear tart on parchment paper.

Finally, adding a  sprinkle of slivered almonds adds a nice finishing touch and tastes great!

Simple goodness made easy!

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up close view of freshly made pear tart.

If you try this pear tart recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.



Simple and easy, this pear tart is a wonderful snack or dessert!

  • Author: Julie | The Simple Veganista
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 45 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: Serves 6
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: Vegan


  • 1 puff pastry of choice (I used Pepperidge Farm, but homemade is best if possible)
  • 3 or 4 pears
  • slivered almonds

Maple Cinnamon Glaze

  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, or use a silpat, place thawed pastry puff on top. Cover the pastry puff with a light kitchen towel so it doesn’t dry out, set aside away from the oven heat.

Prepare your glaze by combining all three ingredients in a small bowl. Stir and stir until the cinnamon finally incorporates into the syrup. Set aside.

Slice pears in half lengthwise, core and slice in 1/8 – 1/4 inch slices widthwise. Doesn’t have to be exact, in the middle would be great. I did it by hand and some were thinner and some were thicker. Layer your tart leaving about 1/4 inch along the edges.

Using a silicon brush, lightly add the glaze to the pears and a light coat on the edges as well.

Bake for 40 – 50 minutes, turning half way after 20 minutes. Once done, feel free to make a little extra glaze and brush over top to give it a little glisten. Sprinkle with slivered almonds. Serve warm.

Serves 6

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  1. Made this recipe for the first time.
    Added a wee bit of whipped cream before serving.
    Kept well overnight in the oven.
    So delicious and simple…the glaze makes it!

  2. So good and easy! I will definitely be making this again.

  3. I am making this for the 2nd time. It’s wonderful! Great way to use up the pears off our one little pear tree. The only difference is that my tart cooks up in about 25 minutes, any longer and the puff pastry would get too dark or burn along the edges. So shortened the time and it’s sooo good!

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