Easy cranberry and Asian pear tart flavored with vanilla and tea spice. Sweet and light Asian pears are perfect for tarts. This simple vegetarian dessert can be made vegan by substituting vegan puff pastry sheet for butter puff pastry sheet.
Asian pear is one of the fruits that I adore since my childhood, we still have two trees of Asian pears in my parent’s house. We used to have pear jam and pear stir fries which are commonly served with rice. The tree used to give fruits in rainy season, which was actually a monsoon break season in India. I have not used Asian pears in my recipes from so many years . I actually miss fresh pears, so when our local grocery store stocked up with them then I bought few fresh Asian pears. This Asian pear tart is full of the same flavor which we used to have in stir fries.
Many people don’t know about Asian pears, but this variety of pears in now easily available in North America. This variety of pear commonly is grown in East Asia, India, and Australia. The Asian Pears which are available in North America are adapted from Japenese and Korean variety of pears. Asian Pears are not generally used in baked goods because of their grainy texture and high water content. But you can easily use Asian pears for the preparation of salads, jams , stir fries and other desserts with the right combination of ingredients.
I have also used Cranberries in this tart recipe which enhances the taste of this Asian pear tart , you can also add cherries instead of cranberries. Also, I have flavored this tart with tea spice which is a combination of cardamom, dry ginger, cloves, and star anise. You can also use allspice instead of Tea Spice.
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