Chocolate & Pear Rustic Tart

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Or shall I call it Poire Belle-Hélène tart?  You see this chocolate and pear rustic tart is inspired from the French Poire Belle Hélène; a pear served with vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup.  Sounds good, eh?  Well, I am offering it to you in a slice!

That’s the decadent dessert that you want to end your dinner.  This recipe is a small batch. It’s perfect for a romantic dinner for 2 or in our case it was 2 adult sizes and 2 small ones for the kids.  Score!

You need it in your life now!  It has the comforting chocolate, the juicy pears and a flaky chocolate crust, does life get any better than that when you take a bite of it?  Probably not!

Slice of the chocolate pear tart in a white plate with a spoon

On top of those pears, there is some white chocolate and then some shaved dark chocolate.

Sometimes, in life, this gets rocky and you have some ups and downs and I am part of those people who eat their emotions and need comfort in my plate.  Mostly sweet but I also love savory-feel-better-dishes.

I always talk about me.  Well, I know it’s my blog but I’m wondering.  You, how are you?  Are you in need of my tart?  Since we ate it all (oops sorry), please spend some time in the kitchen, which by the way is therapeutic and enjoy dessert!

Partial view of a Chocolate pear tart

Pssst!  Also, save, pin, bookmark this recipe for Valentine’s Day.  You better half will love you more for it!

Rustic chocolate pear tart

Small batch of a decadent dessert for a romantic evening. A delicious chocolate crust paired with the juicy pear, topped with shaved dark chocolate.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: european, French, Mediterranean
Keyword: apple pie, apple tart, chocolate, pear, small batch
Servings: 2 portions
Author: Mélanie


  • 3 inch tart pan


For the crust

  • 1/4 cup butter soften
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 30 ml milk

For the filling

  • 2 pears medium sized, in cube
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • Some shaved dark chocolate to taste


  • Mix the butter, the flour and cocoa powder together until it is crumbly.
  • Add the milk at once and mix gently to form a bowl of dough.
    Don’t over-work it, just enough so all the crumbs are all picked up.
    Roll it (add a little bit of flour to prevent from sticking but very little) and place onto a pie plate.
  • Place the pears on top.
  • Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes at 375F.
  • Put the white chocolate chips in a ramekin with a table spoon of water and melt it in the microwave and drizzle it on your tart.
  • Allow to cool down and place the shaved chocolate for presentation


I used my veggie peeler to shave the chocolate!

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  • Reply
    February 6, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Anything with chocolate is just great :)

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      February 7, 2015 at 11:55 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Sukih :)

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    February 6, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    This looks so good! Unfortunately I’m lactose intolerant, so I can’t try it. But I’ll just sit here and stare at my screen for a little longer :D

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      February 7, 2015 at 11:57 pm

      Oh, in fact that recipe might not be for you but i’ll keep you in mind for my desserts in the future ;)

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    February 6, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    OMG…I want a!

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      February 7, 2015 at 11:57 pm

      Ahah ceecee i would love another one tok actually :)

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    Shareba (@InSearchOfYummy)
    February 6, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    Your tart looks amazing!!

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    Laura @ Raise Your Garden
    February 11, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    This tart looks absolutely delicious. We have two small girls who will definitely want their “piece of the pie” for sure. Sweet and savory is the way to go!

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    Lynn | The Road to Honey
    March 2, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Yes, yes, yes. I am definitely in need of this decadent chocolatey pear tart. I love that it is built for 2 (sort of like a bicycle built for two) so I can treat myself without the worry of what to do with the rest of a desert.

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