Pear and Cardamom Tart
Recipe type: Desserts
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Serves: 6 - 8
Pears have a very long season, beginning late summer and going through to winter, so this is a useful recipe for many months of the year.
  • 4 or 5 medium pears, peeled, quartered, cored
  • 100g butter
  • 80 g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 25 to 30cm pie or flan tin, greased
  • icing sugar
  1. Slice each pear quarter into 3 slices
  2. Lay the pear slices in a single layer round the greased tin
  3. Cream together the butter and sugar
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing in between
  5. Add the flour and baking powder, mix
  6. Add the salt and cardamom
  7. Pour the batter over the pears and smooth out
  8. Bake in 180C for 20 to 30 minutes depending on tin size.
  9. Test with skewer
  10. Once cooled, sprinkle with icing sugar if desired, serve with cream or ice cream.
Recipe by Seasonal Cook In Turkey at