Pumpkin, Pear, and Arugula Tarts

Packed with the flavors of fall, pumpkin and pear tarts are the ideal appetizer for any holiday get-together.

Serves: 24Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 35 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 24

Ingredients

  • 2 frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed
  • 1 small pie pumpkin
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • ⅛ tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1 ripe pear, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup fresh arugula

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Cut each puff pastry sheet into 12 squares.
  • Peel the pumpkin, cut in half, scoop out the insides, and discard. Cut the pumpkin into small pieces. Place the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the pumpkin, maple syrup, and red pepper flake, and stir occasionally, until the pumpkin is well coated and semi-soft, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Place slices of pear on the pastry squares. Add some arugula to each, then top with some of the prepared pumpkin.
  • Bake until the puff pastry has risen and is golden brown, approximately 10 minutes. Serve immediately.

Recipe Information

Serves: 24

Ingredients

  • 2 frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed
  • 1 small pie pumpkin
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • ⅛ tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1 ripe pear, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup fresh arugula

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Cut each puff pastry sheet into 12 squares.
  • Peel the pumpkin, cut in half, scoop out the insides, and discard. Cut the pumpkin into small pieces. Place the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the pumpkin, maple syrup, and red pepper flake, and stir occasionally, until the pumpkin is well coated and semi-soft, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Place slices of pear on the pastry squares. Add some arugula to each, then top with some of the prepared pumpkin.
  • Bake until the puff pastry has risen and is golden brown, approximately 10 minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories50
Total Fat2.5g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol5mg
Sodium20mg
Total Carbohydrate8g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars4g
Protein1g