Pear Tarte Tatin

Chad Montano


A classic French dessert, the rustic tarte Tatin is down-to-earth yet sensuous. If you were to personify it, you could say that it’s confident and unpretentious – comfortable in its own skin. And that’s what makes it charming and endearing. In this recipe, pears are caramelized in a cast iron skillet with butter and coconut sugar, covered in puff pastry and then baked in the skillet until golden. It goes from kitchen to table with nonchalance, flipped onto a serving plate to reveal its inner beauty.

Simple & Elegant Pear Tarte Tatin

Simple & Elegant Pear Tarte Tatin
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Pear Tarte Tatin

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 139 kcal
Author Chad Montano



  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. To cast iron skillet, add butter and spread across entire bottom surface. Spread sugar evenly across butter. Place in cinnamon sticks and cloves. Arrange pears in fan shape, cut side down. Use one pear half in middle if necessary.
  3. Heat pan over medium-high heat and cook 8-10 minutes until sauce browns and thickens.
  4. Carefully remove from heat and lay pastry over top. Tuck pastry down inside edges of pan. Pierce surface of dough several times.
  5. Bake 18-22 minutes or until crust is golden-brown.
  6. Remove from oven and place large plate face-down over skillet, covering it entirely. With one hand firmly on top of plate, quickly flip over skillet. Lift skillet off plate.
  7. Cut and serve warm.

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Nutrition Facts
Pear Tarte Tatin
Amount Per Serving
Calories 139 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 0.4g2%
Trans Fat 0.004g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0.3mg0%
Sodium 49mg2%
Potassium 110mg3%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 28IU1%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.