This tart is warmly spiced and incredibly fruity. It's the perfect treat for the cold autumn/winter nights. Apples and pears are tossed in sugar and spices, then used to fill a cream cheese-butter shortcrust pastry case, before being baked to perfection. Enjoy with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for dessert.
Very easy, I made a few changes, used 4 small apples and 3 pears, I let the fruit marinade in the OJ with the spices and then I drained the sauce before putting it in the dough. The first time I made this I did not drain and the liquid seeped thru the crust and burned. Delicious !!! - 08 Sep 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I loved this recipe! The pastry came out perfect, I am surprised at the reviewers who had troubles with getting it right. I am thinking about using this as a pie crust as well - my family and I loved it! It was nice and flaky, it came out of the tart pan without any trouble, it did not stick at all -- and I did not grease the pan at all or prepared it in any way. The cardamom gave the filling a great subtle taste. Slightly different then allspice, worth using it if available. I added one extra pear, drained the fruits before tossing with spices and sugar (I upped the corn starch a bit to compensate) and it was perfect. This tart will be on all my festive dinner tables from now on. Thanks for a great recipe! - 24 Oct 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
this is absolutely delicious. my main purpose in making this was to try out my new jar of cardamom (i had never tried it before, but i am intrigued by this spice). the spices in this recipe blend together so well. nice presentation also. - 22 Nov 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)