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Pear Tart with Orange Mascarpone and Rosemary Crust

Fresh pears, a homemade honey glaze and orange mascarpone filling, made with Bison Sour Cream, top a crumbly rosemary crust, making this deliciously sweet and savory dessert oh so simple to make.


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1h 5m

This recipe uses:


  • 1/3 cup Bison Sour Cream
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal (not stone-ground)
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1-1/2 tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 4 to 5 Tbsp ice water
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsp finely grated fresh orange zest
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp black currant jam
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1-1/2 lbs fresh pear, skin on


  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400°F.

  • Step 2

    To begin crust, combine flour, cornmeal, 1 Tbsp of sugar, and 1/4 tsp of salt in a food processor.

  • Step 3

    Add butter and rosemary and pulse until mixture becomes coarse meal with pea-sized lumps of butter.

  • Step 4

    Add 4 Tbsp of ice water and pulse until incorporated.

  • Step 5

    To make sure dough is combined correctly, gently squeeze dough mixture; if it doesn’t hold together, add 1/2 Tbsp of ice water at a time and pulse until mixture does hold.

  • Step 6

    After dough is combined, press evenly on bottom and sides of a 10-inch round fluted tart pan, 1 inch deep, with removable bottom. Smooth dough with metal spatula or back of spoon and trim dough flush with rim. Chill crust for 30 minutes until firm.

  • Step 7

    Bake crust in middle of oven for 25 minutes, or until center and edges are golden. After baking, cool in pan on rack.

  • Step 8

    To begin the tart, in a mixing bowl whisk Bison sour cream, mascarpone, 1/4 cup of sugar, zest, and 1/8 tsp of salt.

  • Step 9

    In a small saucepan, heat jam and honey over low heat, whisking for 4 minutes until jam is melted. Let glaze cool.

  • Step 10

    Remove side of tart pan and spread mascarpone cream mixture over crust.

  • Step 11

    Cut pears lengthwise into 1/4 inch-thick slices and arrange over mascarpone cream mixture.

  • Step 12

    Brush pears with honey glaze. Then serve and enjoy!