Puff Pastry Pear Frangipane Tart

Preparation info
  • Makes


    8 inch Tart
    • Difficulty


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By James Peterson

Published 2009

  • About

If nothing is weighting it down, puff pastry expands upward as it bakes. You can use puff pastry to make a tart without using a tart ring or mold because the pastry edge rises to form a rim. The method is simple: Spread a sweet filling— frangipane is used here—on a sheet or round of puff pastry and arrange fruit on top. Leave a border of about 1 inch uncovered so the edges of the pastry will puff up. Unlike fillings for regular tarts, which are held in place by the tart shell, fillings for