Mini Roasted Apple and Pear Tarts


Flaky pastry, smooth caramel, and tender apples and pears join together in this fruity fall dessert.

Mini Roasted Apple Pear Tarts
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
20 mins
Roast Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
9 tarts


  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ¼ cup butter, melted

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 cup sliced apples and/or pears

  • 1 tablespoon bourbon (optional)

  • ½ of a 17.3-oz. pkg. (1 sheet) frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed

  • ¼ cup chopped toasted walnuts or pecans

  • Sea salt flakes (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. In a small bowl combine brown sugar, melted butter, and cinnamon. Spread in a 13x9-inch baking pan. Top with apples and/or pears. Roast 15 minutes. Remove fruit. If desired, stir bourbon into sugar mixture in pan.

  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. On a lightly floured surface, unfold puff pastry and cut into nine 3-inch squares. Using a paring knife, make a shallow cut around each square 1/2 inch from the edges. Generously prick centers with a fork. Place 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes. Press down centers with back of a spoon.

  3. Spoon apples and/or pears into centers of tarts. Drizzle fruit in each tart with 2 tsp. of the sugar mixture. Sprinkle with walnuts. Bake 7 to 10 minutes more or until pastry is light brown. Drizzle tarts with remaining sugar mixture and, if desired, sprinkle with salt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

284 Calories
18g Fat
30g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 284
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 112mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1.9mg 10%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 91mg 2%
Folate, total 23.5mcg

*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.

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