Pear Tart Puff Pastry

Pear Tart Puff Pastry

This pear tart with goat cheese, rosemary and honey is a simple fall dessert that is delicious and can be on your table in 30 minutes.

Overhead view of a Pear Tart with Goat Cheese, Rosemary & Honey on a baking sheet

Fall is apple and pear picking season.

There’s no better time to enjoy the fruits of the harvest than with this deliciously sweet and savory Pear Tart topped with goat cheese, rosemary & honey.

The pears are juicy and soft and pair deliciously with the warm honey flavored goat cheese.

I drizzled sweet summer honey over this pear tart recipe and finished with a sprinkle of cracked pepper and fresh rosemary.

The honey I purchased locally from a farm market and it adds a unique sweetness that can’t be compared to the store-bought stuff.

Absolutely delicious!

Delicious….I tried tonight…many compliments.  Thanks for sharing. ~ Miriam

I got the idea for this puff pastry patisserie earlier this summer when I created my Peach Tarts with Goat Cheese & Honey.

They were a hit here at home among my neighbors, so I thought these pear tartlets should be made with pears.

Keep things simple for this dessert recipe by using store bought frozen puff pastry. I always have a box on hand for pulling together an easy dessert like this one.

I don’t like spending all day in the kitchen and I think store-bought tastes just as delicious as homemade.


Be sure to try my apple galette with a cinnamon crumble as well. It tastes delicious!

Closeup view of a Pear Tart with Goat Cheese, Rosemary & Honey on a baking sheet

How to make a pear tart puff pastry

Prepare the puff pastry. Once the puff pastry has thawed, I fold the edges and crimp with a fork.

Add the goat cheese. I crumble the cheese generously on top of the puffed pastry.

Slice the pears. The pears are cored, then sliced thinly and drizzled with a little lemon juice. I arrange the pears on top of the puff pastry in an alternating pattern. Then I bake it at 4:50 for about 20 minutes.

Drizzle with honey. I sprinkle the tart with chopped rosemary and cracked pepper.

How do you know a pear is ripe?

A pear is ripe when it gives slightly when applying gentle pressure near the stem end. Pears are one of the few fruits that don’t ripen fully on the tree. They typically take 4 to 5 days to ripen when placed on the counter. Refrigerate pears once they ripen or eat them.

What is on a pear tart?

Here is what you’ll need to make this recipe:

Pears. Bosc, D’Anjou or Bartlett are delicious varieties. Give them a few days to slightly softened if they are hard when purchased.

Lemon juice. Pick up a fresh lemon from the grocery store. It’s so much fresher than store-bought.

Goat cheese. Not all goat cheese is the same. Make sure you get a reputable brand.

Sugar. The granular kind.

Honey. There’s nothing like fresh local honey if you can buy it at your local farmer market. Otherwise pick it up at your grocery store.

Cracked pepper. If you don’t have a peppercorn dispenser, get one.  It’s a wonderful way to enjoy fresh pepper.

Rosemary leaves. I grow my own but this fresh herb is readily available at your grocery store.

Can you buy puff pastry dough?

Yes! It is available typically in the freezer aisle of your grocery store.

This recipe calls for puff pastry because the flavor and texture is a big part of this recipe. Pepperidge Farm offers puff pastry in all forms, Including sheets, cups and shells.



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Pear Tart with Goat Cheese, Rosemary & Honey

This pear tart with goat cheese, rosemary and honey is a simple fall dessert that is delicious and can be on your table in 30 minutes.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pear Tart
Servings: 6
Author: Ali Randall


  • 1 sheet of frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 2 pears, cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • Sugar
  • Honey
  • Fresh cracked pepper
  • Fresh rosemary leaves, chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 450° F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Unfold one sheet of thawed puff pastry and place it on a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Fold the edges of the pastry in and crimp the edges with the tines of a fork.
  • Core and slice the pears thinly and drizzle the lemon juice over top to keep the tears from browning. Crumble the goat cheese and sprinkle on top of the pastry sheet. Arrange the pear slices on top in an alternating pattern. Top the tart with a sprinkle of sugar and bake for 20 minutes until the pastry sheet is golden brown.
  • Cool for 5 minutes then drizzle honey over top. Sprinkle the tart with the chopped rosemary and cracked pepper.


Use parchment paper for easy cleanup

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34 thoughts on “Pear Tart Puff Pastry”

  • Oh my goodness, this sounds so amazing! The feta and pears make such a delicious combination!

  • This sounds heavenly. The mix of pears and goat cheese finished with rosemary and honey cannot be beat.

  • Amazing flavor combo here! I really need to pick up some pears while they’re still in season! I’d love to make this 😀

  • The combination of the pear with the goat cheese, honey and rosemary sounds heavenly. Not to mention it just looks beautiful!

  • What A stunning tart. It’s just perfect for an autumn soiree.

    My local grocery store carries a honey goat cheese. . .I bet this tart would be amazing with that (with a drizzle of honey. on top . .because you can never have too much).

    • Honey goat cheese would be delish too. I have a peach tart I drizzle honey over and use the honeyed goat cheese on and it’s a winner too. Thanks.

  • Delicious….I tried tonight…many compliments
    Thanks for sharing

    • Thanks so much Miriam. This recipe has become so popular and delicious with any kinds of pears. Its a favorite in the fall and on holiday tables. Glad you liked it:)

  • What other cheese would you suggest if goat cheese isn’t a favorite? I would love to make this for a baby shower.

    Thank you for your help.

    • Ondina… I think a delicious replacement for goats cheese would be ricotta, cream cheese or even mascarpone. Let me know how it turns out. ?

  • Delicous. I’m definitely going to try it. Will give you a feed-back. Thanks!

  • I only have blueberry goat cheese, do you think it would work with thus recipe or would the flavor combo be too weird?

    • Jen…I can’t say whether it would taste strange because I’ve never used blueberry goat cheese on a pear tart. But my guess is that it would taste delicious on a pear tart or even a peach tart. Be sure to let me know how it turns out.

      • 5 stars
        I use farmer’s cheese and drops of raspberry jam., minus the granulated sugar, the tart and sweet go well together.

  • This looks so good! It is nice to have something besides pumpkin and apple desserts in the fall!

    • Thanks Suzanne. It is one of our favorites in this house and really easy for a last minute dessert. 🙂

  • Can this be baked in advance? If so would you leave at room temperature to serve or refrigerate and reheat? How would you reheat?

    • I suppose this could be baked in advance and slowly reheated before serving. I would refrigerate because of the goat cheese. Let me know how it turns out.

  • Made this Saturday night. It was excellent. I used Mike’s Hot Honey and paired with a semi sweet white dessert wine. It was a fab combo.

  • 5 stars
    I made this for an afternoon social distancing get together (outside). It was super easy and a huge hit. I added caramelized onions on top of the goat cheese and a sprinkle of Maldon salt on top of the honey. Thank you!

  • This looks so good! What a great way to use up a bunch of fall pears. I love that it is savory and sweet!

    • You can bake it several hours ahead of time and leave it on the counter until you serve it. You don’t want to let the tart sit unbaked otherwise the pears will turn. Enjoy!

  • 5 stars
    This was incredible!! I’m not a big fan of goat cheese so I used Boursin cranberry and pepper instead. First chance I can make this for friends, it will be at the top of my list!

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