Ma Tante's Caramelized Pear & Ginger Tart
40 mins (prep 10, cooking 30)
11 ingredients
1 servings
This is a quick and easy dessert. It is the bomb. I love the combination of pears, almonds and candied ginger. I got this recipe from my is too die for. Hope that you enjoy it as much as we have. We use a shortbread pie crust for this recipe, feel free to use your favorite.

Categories:  <-60-mins , tarts , pies-and-tarts , time-to-make , dessert ,
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  • 4 pears, large, bartlett, peeled and quartered, cut 1 1/2 - 2-inch thick slices
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar, brown
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, candied, finely minced
  • 1 pie crust, unbaked
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 2/3 cup cream, hard (whipping cream)
  • 6 tablespoons almonds, ground
  • 4 teaspoons pear brandy (optional... may use pear nectar)
  • 1 cup cream, whipped cream, garnish
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, candied, shredded, garnish (optional)


Serving Size (361.41 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 1551.56 Calories from Fat 923.04
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 102.56g 157.79%
Saturated Fat 40.01g 200.05%
Trans Fat 1.47g %
Cholesterol 171.4mg 57.13%
Sodium 296.15mg 12.34%
Total Carbohydrate 150.98g 50.33%
Dietary Fiber 11.21 g 44.85%
Sugars 129.92 g %
Protein 22.45g 44.91%
Vitamin A 1795.58IU% Vitamin C 0.3mg%
Calcium 352.5mg% Iron 3.45mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
pear brandy