Pear & Prosciutto Ricotta Tart

with browned butter, rosemary and walnuts
With browned butter, rosemary and walnuts
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1 sheet Puff Pastry Dough thawed
1 tbsp Olive oil divided
8 oz Ricotta cheese whole milk ricotta
Kosher Salt to taste
Black pepper freshly cracked, to taste
1 Pears large, thinly sliced
1 Egg yolks
1 tbsp Milk
1 tsp Anise seeds or fennel seeds
4 tbsp Butter
1 sprig Rosemary fresh
¼ cup Honey
⅓ cup Walnuts chopped
8 slices Prosciutto

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Pear & Prosciutto Ricotta Tart


This Pear & Prosciutto Ricotta Tart recipe makes a great brunch party appetizer or a decadent lunch. It’s easy, delicious, and a sure crowd pleaser. Flaky store-bought puff pastry topped with ricotta cheese and thin pear slices and baked until golden. Then drizzled with flavorful rosemary butter sauce and baked until caramelized and perfect. As soon as the tart comes out of the oven, top it with prosciutto, crispy rosemary, and sweet walnuts. Who could resist that?

If you need a simple appetizer that you can put together in mere minutes, look no further than this savory tart. All you have to do is unroll the thawed puff pastry, layer on the ricotta and pears, and bake all together for 25 minutes. While the tart is in the oven, prepare an easy rosemary butter sauce. Remember to reserve the fried rosemary leaves for garnish. When the allotted time has passed, remove the tart from the oven, drizzle it with the prepared sauce and bake for another 10 minutes. Stir the walnuts into the remaining sauce. Once the tart is baked, pile on the prosciutto and spoon the sweet walnuts over the top. Finish it off with crispy rosemary leaves and serve warm.

To make the Pear & Prosciutto Ricotta Tart, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Pear & Prosciutto Ricotta Tart

Steps to make Pear & Prosciutto Ricotta Tart


Preheat oven and prepare sheet pan


Preheat the oven to 400 °F and line a half-sheet pan with parchment paper.


Prepare puff pastry


Unfold the puff pastry and place it on the prepared sheet pan.


Spread ricotta


Brush the dough with ½ tablespoon olive oil, leaving a 1-inch border, and spread 8 ounces ricotta cheese evenly onto the dough. Season with salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste.


Arrange pear slices


Arrange the sliced pears over the ricotta, drizzle with the remaining ½ tablespoon olive oil and season with salt and black pepper to taste.




Fold the dough edges over the pears and pinch the corners together to seal.




Combine the egg yolk and 1 tablespoon milk in a small bowl and brush this egg wash onto the border of the dough. Sprinkle the border with 1 teaspoon anise seeds. Bake for 25 minutes on the middle rack of the oven.


Prepare rosemary butter sauce


Meanwhile, melt 4 tablespoons butter over medium heat in a small saucepan. Strip the leaves from a rosemary sprig and add them to the saucepan. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook until the butter is lightly browned and the rosemary is crisp. Remove and reserve the rosemary.


Add honey


Remove the saucepan from the heat and whisk in ¼ cup honey.


Drizzle tart with rosemary butter sauce


Remove the tart from the oven and drizzle 2 tablespoons of the rosemary butter sauce over the top. Return the tart to the oven and bake for another 10 minutes, or until golden and caramelized.


Stir walnuts into rosemary butter sauce


Stir ⅓ cup walnuts into the remaining honey rosemary butter sauce.



Once baked, transfer the tart to a cutting board and let cool for a few minutes.



Slice the tart into 8 pieces and top each piece with a slice of prosciutto. Spoon the walnuts over the top and garnish with the fried rosemary leaves. Serve immediately and enjoy!

This savory Pear & Prosciutto Ricotta Tart is perfect for all of the summer brunch parties ahead. Flaky puff pastry topped with ricotta, fresh pears, and prosciutto and flavored with a drizzle of amazing rosemary butter sauce. This tart is really easy to assemble and always a crowd pleaser. Give this recipe a go, and leave a comment below to let others know how good it was!

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Gorgeous summer appetizers! Thanks for sharing recipe!

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