Pear meringue tart

Crispy meringue, fruity pears and Christmas spices – this tart is a wonderful holiday dessert.


Difficulty: Medium

Time: 40 min. preparation time, 25 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 276 / Protein 5g / Carbohydr. 29g / Fat 15g

Ingredients (12 servings)

150 galmond cookies
50 ghazelnuts
80 gbutter (melted)
2 tbsphoney
0.5cinnamon stick
1star anis
100 galmond slivers
3 clbrandy
1vanilla bean (seed)
40 gsultanas
3egg whites
70 gsugar


zester, wooden spoon (optional), saucepan, standing mixer or hand mixer with beaters, food processor, oven, rubber spatula (optional), sieve (optional), tart tin, large bowl, cutting board, knife

Wine Tip

Trebbiano d’Abruzzo, dry, 2013
The slight exoticism and the fragrance of white flowers harmonize perfectly with the baked pears. The wine has a light, low alcohol content body and is thus a good companion for this dessert.

Step 1

Pear meringue tart

Preheat oven to 180°C/355°F. In a food processor, combine almond cookies, hazelnuts and melted butter. Blend until smooth.

food processor, oven

150 g almond cookies / 50 g hazelnuts / 80 g butter (melted)

Step 2

Pear meringue tart

Press base into bottom and up sides of tarte tin (greased if necessary).

tart tin

Step 3

Pear meringue tart

Peel pears, remove core, and cut into small cubes.

cutting board, knife

3 pears

Step 4

Pear meringue tart

Zest citrus fruit. Then, combine pears, spices, honey, lemon and orange zest, and a little bit of water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and let simmer for approx. 15 min. Drain.

zester, wooden spoon, sauce pan, sieve

1 lemon / 1 orange / 0.5 cinnamon stick / 1 star anis / 2 cloves / 2 tbsp honey / water

Step 5

Pear meringue tart

In a bowl, mix together pears, almond slivers, brandy, vanilla seeds, and sultanas. Place mixture on top of the base.

wooden spoon, large bowl

100 g almond slivers / 3 cl brandy / 1 vanilla bean (seed) / 40 g sultanas

Step 6

Pear meringue tart

With a standing mixer or a hand mixer beat egg whites until stiff. As soon as they begin to foam, gradually add sugar. The bowl and the beater should be free from any kind of grease to create the desired consistency.

standing mixer or hand mixer

3 egg whites / 70 g sugar

Step 7

Pear meringue tart

Place meringue on top of the tart filling. Bake in preheated oven at 180°C/355°F for approx. 10 min. until lightly colored.

oven, rubber spatula