Pear & Persimmon Tarte
The persimmon’s warm, faintly cinnamon-flavored flesh is a delight when eaten fresh out of hand, but when cooked it becomes an otherworldly pleasure. Knowing persimmons are primarily available as an end-of-the-year treat, and also knowing that their prep can be a pain, we wanted to take advantage of their glowing goodness and feature them in a celebratory seasonal dessert, namely, Trader Joe’s Pear & Persimmon Tarte.
The base of this tarte is formed with traditional Rugelach dough, made with wheat flour, rich butter and soft cream cheese. A layer of spiced frangipane (almond paste) is nestled inside the dough. Heaped on top is a luscious fruit filling of ripe pears and persimmons, with warm notes of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.
The sweet, buttery crust is hand-folded and generously dusted with coarse sugar, and then the entire tarte is baked to a golden brown. Yum. Complement its seasonally sublime flavors with a hot cup of spicy Wintry Blend Coffee or Harvest Blend Herbal Tea. A scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream on the side is totally optional, but absolutely encouraged.
From the filling to the crust, a tarte this complex would take hours of prep time to put together at home. Pick up a 9.3 ounce Pear & Persimmon Tarte from our Frozen case, and all you’ll have to do is thaw and bake, and then wow your dinner guests. And at the WOW price of $4.99, your wallet will also be impressed.
Wheat Flour, Salted Butter (Cream, Salt), Sugar, Cream Cheese (Milk, Cream, Cheese Culture, Salt, Stabilizers [Carbo Bean Gum, Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum]), Pears (Pear, for freshness [Ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid]), Water, Persimmon Puree, Egg, Almond Meal, Sanding Sugar (Sugar, Carnauba Wax), Cornstarch, Egg Whites, Salt, Pectin, Modified Cornstarch, Citric Acid, Natural Persimmon Flavor (Organic Sunflower Oil, Natural Flavor), Cinnamon, Annatto Extract (for color), Ginger, Nutmeg, Soybean Oil, Soy Lecithin. CONTAINS MILK, EGG, SOY, WHEAT, ALMOND.