Nutella Pear Tart

2.12.2012

Nutella tart
Oh, friends. If the title of this recipe didn't entice you, please look at the picture. This is what heaven on a Saturday morning looks like. It took about 30 minutes to make and literally had me dancing around the kitchen and making slightly inappropriate sounds while eating it. 

Confession-I am a bit intimidated by baking. Much of the time you can cook by feel, without being too precise about measurements or technique. Not so with baking. I've messed up too many desserts and learned this the hard way. Not only is this delightful little tart so rich, but it's hard to goof. All you need are 6 ingredients, the most important being Nutella. (Just a jar of this and a spoon is a dessert in itself.)
I used a frozen pie crust, but it would obviously taste even better with homemade crust. If you're this ambitious, I'm jealous. Touche.
INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Press dough into an oven safe dish.
2. Spread a huge generous layer of Nutella across the crust.
3. Thinly slice and layer pears on top.
4. Melt about 1/3 cup of marmalade. Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Brush over the pears.
5. Lastly, chop and sprinkle hazelnuts over the top. (These could easily be substituted for chopped pecans or walnuts.)
6. Bake 18-20 minutes until crust is golden brown.
It' really hard to post this without my mouth watering all over again...Man that tart won my heart. We shared a special moment together on Saturday. No one can take that away from us. When it comes to dessert, I get a little love sick.

24 comments:

  1. This looks fantastic. It is also a great great excuse to purchase a pie dish from crate and barrel that I have been eyeing. Also--I have never cooked with nutella (honestly--and I hear I am missing out). Will be trying this soon. :)

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  2. YUM! Love nutella. Baking scares me a bit too, but I can do this!

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  3. Oh my! This looks amazing. My manfriend, who LOVES nutella, has a significant birthday coming up and this looks perfect for a suprise birthday breakfast. xx

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  4. Yum!! this looks insanely good!

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  5. Ladies-get ready for a food love affair. Go for it; you won't regret it! (Your hips might though...)

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  6. AWESOME. anything with nutella and I am sold.

    oh yeah and here is the link I used to make those black bean brownies :)
    (I made them exactly like she did...maybe used a bit more chocolate chips though haha)

    http://thenatos.blogspot.com/2012/01/black-bean-brownies-from-heaven.html

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  7. Oh my goodness. This looks so good. I LOVE nutella.

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  8. I must make this!!! I'm the opposite of you, I'm a baker not a cook, hehe. =) This looks so easy and so yummy!!

    FYI - I love how you do the chalkboard of ingredients!! So helpful! Saw you on Made by Girl, thanks for this yummy eye candy. =)

    I definitely have to follow your blog! =)

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  9. Love you blog :) I actually commented on your white bean soup recipe on the blog MadeByGirl, which is why I'm here now. This looks awesome...though I'm super afraid of Nutella. Lol. I have never tried it but after seeing this I'm going to pick some up and stick my spoon in it. If I love it like everyone does then I will definitely try this recipe!

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  10. Nutella and Pears. yummy!!! This one is sure to be a hit with the kids!

    I've awarded you with the Versatile Blogger Award over at my blog, by the way. :)

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  11. I made this tonight for my boyfriend's sweet tooth - worked a treat! Thank you :)

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  12. Thanks Brit- I'll check it out.
    Lemanie- so glad you stopped by today:)
    Adrianna-the only thing you have to fear is eating the whole jar of Nutella in one sitting.
    Thanks LeahJo!
    Emily- Yay! I love to hear that people actually make the recipes I post.

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  13. This looks so pretty, a must try.

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  14. OMG, this looks really fantastic! thanks for sharing this idea, i have to try it :-)

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  15. wow. you have a beautiful blog. You have a new follower.

    Cheers.

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  16. My God. This is Nutella Heaven. I grew up with Nutella so this is just as awesome as having a spoonful straight from the jar. Glad I came across your blog. You have a new (hungry) follower! xo

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  17. @stringsandbuttons-haha-that's great. i had it as a kid too, but somehow adulthood has made me love it even more! so glad you're "along" for more.

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  18. Thanks for sharing at my place! Just featured you on Facebook! Great job! Would love for you to link up another project tomorrow at Wild Wednesday! :)
    Melody
    ChattyChics.com

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  19. This post makes me cry that I don't have an oven! I keep thinking about buying one, and this might finally get me to the store! I could put Nutella on everything!

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  20. What kind of marmalade did you use or is the default always orange (regular or Seville)?

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  21. I LOVE pear desserts and this one looks simply divine! Just made canned pear sauce. Will have to try this recipe out!

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  22. I made this last night using a shortbread crust that I prebaked. Was I supposed to refrigerate it after it cooled down? It was sort of runny. I left it at room temperature and served it four hours later. No matter what it was very delicious! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I'm sorry to hear that! I think it depends on the pears you use. Some are juicier than others. This probably had something to do with it.

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