Aren't these pretty? I made a pear tart. As easy as...pie. Well, really easier. Take a refrigerated pie crust and spread it out on a flat pan, I used a baking stone. Turn the edge over and press down to help hold the juice in. Spread some melted jelly over the crust. I used some home-made cinnamon/sand plum a friend gave me.
Thinly slice the pears (no need to peel) and arrange artistically on the crust. Sprinkle, dot, pour, or whatever more jelly over the pears. You don't need a lot cause it will run off the edge of the crust, then you will have to scrub the baking stone--who wants to do that? And put it in a 400 degree oven for 20-25 min.
Savor your meal while this bakes! Don't you just love fried okra?
Have your husband nearby when you pull this deliciousness from the oven. He will agree that it looks and smells divine but my husband always believes that something is better with a little icing! It's really cause he just wants to lick the bowl! So I let him mix it up while I clean up. By now, the tart is cool enough the icing won't run off and you won't burn your tongue on that jelly!
Now, swirl and twirl your icing covered spoon over the top of the tart so it will be beautiful. And delectable. Store the icing away in the fridge for another treat later--if you can wrestle the spoon from your spouse! Swat your husband's hand when he's swiping the icing off the edge of the baking stone. You don't want him to burn himself and you will want those dollops and drips on your fingers instead! Now the slices on this tart are thin--so probably two pieces is ok! It's like...half of a slice of pie!
Now that's old fashioned good! yum, yum!