Pear Tarte Tatin

Yesterday was my birthday and we were invited over to the Parrets to finish up the roasted pork and lift a few glasses in celebration.

I got flowers from my husband in the morning.

And from our son in the afternoon 🙂

The pears in the fruit bowl were starting to send me accusatory looks, so I made a pear tarte tatin with my new Emile Henry pan to share with the Parrets, Chantal and Antonio.  I was going to follow Jamie Oliver’s recipe but I didn’t have any Calvados and couldn’t be bothered going to the store, so I winged it.

Pear Tarte Tatin

5-6 pears, quartered and cored

1/2 cup sugar

4 tbsp water

1 tbsp cognac

Seeds of one vanilla bean

Pre-rolled pie crust (pate brisee)

Caramelize the sugar, water, cognac and vanilla in the bottom of the tarte tatin pan.  Place the empty vanilla bean pod in the center on the bottom of the pan, then layer with the pears.

Place the pie crust on top and push down the edges on the sides, into the pan, with a wooden spoon.  Bake for 25-30 minutes at 375 F.  Remove from the oven, put the serving plate portion of the tarte tatin pan on top, then flip.

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34 Responses to Pear Tarte Tatin

  1. Happy belated!! Seems like you having loving men in your life 🙂

  2. Mad Dog says:

    Bon anniversaire! I’d have real trouble choosing between cheese and this pudding 😉

    • Thank you Mad. I can never eat both the cheese and the dessert like the French, so I just usually have a little cheese and continue with the wine for dessert 🙂

  3. Carine says:

    Happy belated birthday!

  4. Tessa says:

    Looks like you had a wonderful birthday :). Lovely pear tarte tatin!

  5. The flowers are lovely. I love pear tart tatin — made my first one this spring.

  6. ambrosiana says:

    Happy belated birthday! Hope you had a great time! Beautiful tarte tatin!

  7. Happy belated birthday, Rosemary. What a gorgeous tarte tatin.

  8. Happy Birthday! What a lovely tart, yum! 🙂

  9. japsies says:

    Joyeux Anniversaire! 🙂

  10. Such a wonderful dessert! I can’t wait for pear season.

  11. Happy Birthday, and what a great way to celebrate, with a beautiful and classic pear tarte tatin, friends and lovely flowers.

  12. MixerUpper says:

    Hope you had a wonderful birthday. Although, how could you not with all that lovely food and beautiful flowers. Looks like your husband and son think alike – there was a certain element of unison in the two boquets!

  13. Way better than a birthday cake. I’d wish you a good one, but it’s clear you had one!

  14. Happy Birthday, Rosemary! The flowers look beautiful. It looks like you had a wonderful day with good friends and thoughtful, loving family!

    Great looking pear tarte tatin too. Is this tarte pan deux?

  15. Karen says:

    Sounds like you had a wonderful day of celebrations. The pear tarte tatin looks terrific.

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  17. Husband and Son must know you like pink flowers. I have a Emile Henry on my wish list.

    Happy Birthday.

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