Pear Tarte Tatin

Apple tarte tatin is amazing but have you ever tried a pear tarte Tatin? We can't get enough of it! Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to this deliciously sweet and heart-warming recipe and you’ll be on cloud nine 👌🏼


Serves: 4

Preparation time: 20 mins

Cooking time: 40 mins


  • 5 pears
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 sheet of flaky puff pastry
  • 70g butter
  • 1 tbsp water
  • ¾ cup caster sugar
  • 4 scoops vanilla ice cream (optional)



  1. Preheat oven to 200°C.
  2. Brush 20cm cake pan with melted butter and line base and sides with baking paper
  3. Peel and core the pears, then cut them into quarters. Place into a bowl, cover with cold water and add a squeeze of lemon juice to prevent browning.
  4. Heat caster sugar into a large non-stick frying pan for 15-20 minutes. Swirl the pan occasionally, until the sugar is completely melted and caramel in color.
  5. Remove from heat and add butter. Stir until well combined. Pour toffee over the base of the prepared pan.
  6. Drain pears and arrange over the base of the cake pan, on top of toffee, overlapping slightly.
  7. Lay pastry over pears, folding excess in towards the center.
  8. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the pastry is browned and crisp.
  9. Serve slices of tart with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel-pear sauce.