Simple is sometimes best and this is surely an easy way to make a pear tart.
I had a couple of pears I needed to use up, a can of crescent rolls, and some leftover cream cheese icing. The end result was delicious, and I’m not even a big fan of pears! Of course, you could sub pears for apples, and probably peaches too. This came together in just a few minutes, which is always a plus around here!
I keep cinnamon sugar mixed together in my pantry, so I did not measure this. I just sprinkled it over the pears until they were covered. This recipe is so simple, you can’t really go wrong. Add or delete whatever you like! I also had some leftover cream cheese icing already in the fridge, but you could make a simple icing of confectioner’s sugar and milk too. It was a quick, yet tasty way to use up fruit that my kids begged me to buy, yet hadn’t eaten!
I think from now on, I’m going to keep an extra can or two of crescent rolls, so if I need an impromptu dessert…I’ll be ready!
- 1 can of crescent rolls
- 1 T. softened butter*
- 1-2 Pears, thinly sliced
- 2 T. brown sugar
- cinnamon sugar
- cream cheese icing (optional)
- chopped walnuts (optional)
- *I used Smart Balance in the tub
- Lightly spray a baking pan with cooking spray.
- Preheat oven to temperature on crescent rolls.
- Unroll crescent roll dough onto prepared pan, sealing perforations.
- Spread butter over dough.
- In a bowl, add pear slices and pour cinnamon sugar over them. Toss to coat.
- Spread pear slices evenly over dough.
- Sprinkle brown sugar over pears.
- Bake in oven until crescent dough is cooked through. (I followed baking time on can)
- Once done, drizzle with icing & sprinkle with nuts if desired.
When not contributing here, Kim is Makin’ it Mo’Betta with 3 kids, 2 dogs, and 1 crazy life!
Can you use canned sliced pears in this recipe.
Terri, I’m guessing that would work, but you’d want to drain them very, very well.
Kim of Mo'Betta says
I agree with Tiffany, they would have to be drained and I would think even patted dry. I think it would do better with fresh fruit, but I haven’t tried it any other way so I can’t say for sure. If you try it, let us know!
This looks so good. I’m going to do it with apples since my hubby is not a fan of pears.
Please put pan size in recipes. Hard to know
I would guess an 8″ pan as I have done similar recipes with only one can of crescents and could only use an 8″. I can’t wait to try this one for sure!
I am from South Africa and don’t know what is crescent rolls, I see that you also talk about a can of crescent, please let me know what alternative can I use for crescent rolls. Thank you very much
Elmarie, you could probably use puff pastry dough. It will be a bit different, but pretty close.
Thanks Tiffany I am going to try it
I used a 10″x 15″ baking sheet, and it held one can of crescent rolls nicely. Delicious! Will try again with apples!
My pears were over ripe and I used too much of them, but it turned out fabulous anyway!
This was lovely! Making it again today with pears AND apples as an impromptu New Year’s Eve celebration dessert! Easily made vegan 😃