Food Recipes Pressed-Crust Pear Tart 3.3 (356) 3 Reviews By Kate Merker Updated on August 29, 2014 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Arrange the pears facing alternate ways for the prettiest presentation. Get the recipe. Photo: Beatriz da Costa Hands On Time: 20 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 5 mins Yield: 8 serves Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for the pan, at room temperature 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for your fingers ¼ teaspoon baking powder ½ cup sugar, plus 1 1/2 tablespoons 1 large egg 2 to 3 Bosc pears, peeled, halved, and cored 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon ¼ cup apricot jam 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice whipped cream (optional) Directions Heat oven to 350° F. Butter a 14-inch rectangular tart pan and set aside. Combine the flour and baking powder in a medium bowl and set aside. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and 1/2 cup sugar at high speed in a large bowl. Lower speed to medium, add the egg, and beat until incorporated. Gradually add the flour mixture until fully incorporated. The dough will be very soft. Push the dough into the pan with floured fingers to form an even crust. Arrange the pear halves, top to bottom, cut-side down. Sprinkle with the cinnamon and the remaining sugar. Bake until the crust is golden brown, about 45 minutes; let cool. Heat the apricot jam and lemon juice in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, mixing until combined. Remove from heat and brush gently over the entire tart. Serve with the whipped cream, if desired. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 279 Calories 12g Fat 42g Carbs 3g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 279 % Daily Value * Total Fat 12g 15% Saturated Fat 8g 40% Cholesterol 57mg 19% Sodium 20mg 1% Total Carbohydrate 42g 15% Total Sugars 24g Protein 3g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.