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Pear and Walnut Tart | © 2014 |

A deep dish pear tart, adapted from Eat Smarter, with walnut honey filling in a nutty spelt shortcrust pastry. This is also great with the combination of apples and almonds.

Spelt Walnut CrustFilling
  • 200 g Refined spelt flour
  • 40 g Walnuts, ground into flour
  • 120 g Butter, diced
  • 70 g Honey
  • 1 Egg
  • 50 g Vanilla sugar
  • 125 ml Water
  • 5 Pears
  • 260 g Walnuts, ground into flour
  • 4 Eggs
  • 70 g Honey
  1. Combine all the ingredients for the crust and mix until the dough forms a ball. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Combine vanilla sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Peel, halve, and use a melon-ball scoop to core and stem the pears. Cut them in half lengthwise and add to the saucepan. Adjust the heat to low and let it simmer for 12 minutes. Remove the pear halves and set aside to cool.
  3. Beat the egg whites until stiff. Beat the egg yolks with honey until thick and creamy. Fold in egg white.
  4. Preheat to 180C/350F. Roll out the chilled dough on floured sheet of parchment paper and Gently lay dough inside 9-10-inch spring form pan and press up the sides.
  5. Spread the walnut filling evenly into the crust. Arrange the pear halves atop filling and gently press in. Bake tart until golden, about 50 minutes. Cool tart in pan on rack. Cut tart into wedges and sprinkle with powdered sugar and chopped walnuts, if desired, and serve. | © 2014 | | © 2014 |


Geri Saucier 21/11/14 06:45

Beautiful job:). This tart looks delicious. I love the pears and walnuts.

Bel | Ooh, Look... 21/11/14 06:48

Pear tarts always make my mouth water, and your lovely version has me drooling (sorry, maybe too much information!)

jasna varcakovic 21/11/14 06:56

Oh, yum...I know combination of walnuts and pears is magical; Love your styling!

Elin Chia 21/11/14 07:10

Angie, can I use all purpose flour instead of refined spelt flour ? This tart looks gorgeous and I am thinking of making this for Christmas :) Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

Abbe@This is How I Cook 21/11/14 07:31

Walnuts and pears go together like peanut butter and jelly. What a great combo for a dessert.

Vicki Bensinger 21/11/14 07:44

Angie your tart is beautiful. I love how you kept each half of a pear in tact. I'm sure this tastes wonderful. Very pretty.

Rosa's Yummy Yums 21/11/14 09:02

A beautiful tart! So tempting and delicious looking. Perfect.



Helene Dsouza 21/11/14 09:33

Your tart is making me feel nostalgic Angie. It reminds me of snowy cold afternoons and a hot chocolate after a long travel back from school. =)

mui mui 21/11/14 11:24

I like your deep dish pear tart. More crust, I love it that way, Angie.
I am imagining myself with a piece of your delicious tart sitting by the window in a cold morning enjoying it with a cup of hot tea.
Have a lovely weekend.

Sharon D. 21/11/14 12:21

This looks so yummy, Angie. I have never seen a prettier pear tart! ❤

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 21/11/14 12:32

Love the idea of the deep dish tart. The pears and the walnuts together are a classic and pears always mean elegant to me.

Karen (Back Road Journal) 21/11/14 13:08

Love your walnut and pear tart…I still have pears from our trees and this tart sounds great.

Monica 21/11/14 13:53

This looks sensational! Love the sound of the spelt with walnuts and honey. It's beautiful to look at and lovely to taste, I'm sure!

Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes 21/11/14 14:12

Angie, what a beautiful and festive fall treat. I love pears, and this is a great way to celebrate them!

Sokehah cheah 21/11/14 14:21

Wow, that's an absolutely gorgeous dessert!

What's Baking?? 21/11/14 15:16

Well done Angie. Wish I could taste it..

kitchen flavours 21/11/14 15:27

Beautiful tart, Angie! Love pears in bakes!

Tricia Buice 21/11/14 16:52

Wow Angie - this tart looks amazing. Love the big pears and walnuts - and I bet the apple / almond version would be great too. Beautiful clicks!

Vineetha 21/11/14 16:55

Beautiful dessert, Angie. This looks fabulous!

Unknown 21/11/14 19:58

Gorgeous looking tart. Very tempting angie. :)

Priya Suresh 21/11/14 21:27

Mindblowing tart, am in love with that spelt tart..

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 21/11/14 21:54

Oh my, that is a gorgeous tart, Angie! So beautiful and just perfect for the season. The ground walnuts sound wonderful!

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 21/11/14 22:05

What a beautiful tart, pears are one of my favourites I never bake with them enough. This is definitely calling out my name!

Kathy 21/11/14 22:45

Wow Angie! Gorgeous pear tart! It would be perfect for the holidays!

Juliana 22/11/14 02:12

This is such a pretty cake Angie...I love the pears on it...perfect for the holidays!
Have a great weekend :)

Gloria Baker 22/11/14 03:39

Love pears Angie:)
This look awesome!

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself 22/11/14 06:32

This tart looks exquisite I LOVE the idea of leaving the whole pears in it :D
Juicier the better!

Choc Chip Uru

Ivy 22/11/14 06:50

Wow, that's a very beautiful tart and I am sure must taste amazing!

Christine Ho 22/11/14 14:03

Very attractive tart, Angie. Recently, I'm also craving any desserts with shortcrust pastry.

Elisabeth 22/11/14 17:50

Angie, I just adore your most beautiful Walnut and Pear Tart! I need this for Thanksgiving...which will be the 'hit' of the celebration. So droolworthy delicious, and so festive! Pinned, Google+'d and shared it on facebook, as well; a must share! xo

Cheri Savory Spoon 22/11/14 18:55

Hi Angie, I bet this taste delicious, love that you used spelt and walnut flour. Pinned!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 22/11/14 19:13

Such a picture perfect tart, Angie! I love, love pears and don't bake with them nearly enough.

Display name 22/11/14 19:40

I'm in love...I want to put half pears in my cake too next time!

fimere 22/11/14 21:23

un délicieux dessert
bonne soirée

Unknown 22/11/14 21:55

I bet this was delicious, looks amazing Angie... love the pear and walnut combination! :)

Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen 22/11/14 22:04

Beautiful styling Angie! This tart is right up my street and is perfect for this time of year.

Velva 23/11/14 01:40

OMG! That is such a beautiful pear tart. I saw one of the other food bloggers highlighting your recipe.


Beth 23/11/14 22:35

Oh, Angie, your tart is gorgeous! Pears and walnuts are great together, and I love that it's so full of fruit. I'd love a dessert like this!

motherrimmy 24/11/14 00:31

What a festive tart! I love the arrangement of halves as opposed to slices. It looks beautiful!

The Yum List 24/11/14 00:37

That looks absolutely scrumptious.

Jeanette 24/11/14 02:54

What a spectacular dessert I love the halved pears on top!

Unknown 24/11/14 05:46

Oh Angie, this tarts is absolutely stunning! I love the pear and walnut combo! It looks so elegant and pretty!

Unknown 24/11/14 07:27

This looks like such a great treat, Angie! Love all those pears in there!

MunatyCooking 24/11/14 10:09

It looks gorgeous Angie, the pears we have now are small in size so I won't get this perfect look, but I'd love to give it a try anyways :)

Barbara 24/11/14 13:44

That turned out beautifully, Angie. What a pretty presentation. I bet it was delicious.

Alida 24/11/14 14:23

Beautiful! Beautiful! I really fancy trying this one. I love the shell made with spelt flour and I love pear with walnuts together. Thank you for this excellent recipe and fab photos too!
It could be served at Christmas too!

Debra Eliotseats 24/11/14 15:17

That filling sounds amazing. I love baking with honey.

ann low 24/11/14 16:19

Fruit tart is always my favourite dessert. Yours turned out very beautifully. Love it!

Shashi @ RunninSrilankan 24/11/14 17:36

Angie - this pie is so gorgeous - love the walnuts combined with the pears and honey! YUM!

Pam 24/11/14 18:49

It looks beautiful and delicious. Wish I had a slice right now!

grace 24/11/14 20:06

this is relatively basic compared to many of the items you post, and i think i like it most of all! :)

Lyndas recipe box 24/11/14 23:53

This is a beautiful tart Angie! Love the pear and walnut combination too.

Amy (Savory Moments) 25/11/14 00:59

Oh yum. I really like pears, but don't cook or bake with them very often. This tart looks so pretty and very tasty!

Claudia 25/11/14 15:58

It's always such a pleasure to come here and gaze at the photos. This tart has me convince that I would get one of my five servings of fruit and vegetables! But it's beauty is really what attracts me.

Barbara Bakes 25/11/14 18:45

What a beautiful dessert. Perfect for the holidays.

mjskit 26/11/14 04:42

What a beautiful tart Angie! Love the pear and walnut filling and I really love the crust! I add a little spelt to my quiche crusts, but I love the way you used only spelt and then added the walnuts. You're right - a very nutty crust!

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 28/11/14 02:55

Angie, this is just perfect and beautiful for the season of fresh pears! You're amazing!
Thank you for the heads-up about the 'captcha' issue on my blog; it wasn't working and I just disabled it for you and my friends. I'm sorry for the inconvenience, your visits mean a lot to me. Have a lovely weekend!

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 29/11/14 22:36

What a beautiful, seasonal tart. You make me want to rush out and buy the ingredients Angie... the nutty crust sounds divine and right up my alley.

Terra 1/12/14 04:52

Oh my word! Look at that tart, absolutely stunning! Love love this recipe! Hugs, Terra

tigerfish 2/12/14 05:33

This looks so gorgeous and you are very generous with the huge chunk of pear in each slice of tart :)

Nippon Nin 2/12/14 22:34

Impressive, pretty and nicely done! I love the tart dish too. Simply amazing!

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Arlette 19/2/15 01:13

Looks amazing Angie, I have everything except the spelt flour I could make this right now.

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