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 Pear & Fig Tart

With birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, and myriad other reasons to party this time of year, you often need a fancy dessert in a hurry. This tasty tart fits the bill of being simple, stunning, and super tasty.

Makes 1 tart

What You Need:

1 9-inch tart shell, pre-baked
1 pound small ripe figs, stemmed and halved
1/2 pound ripe Bosc pears, stemmed and cut into 1/3-inch thick slices
1 teaspoon maple sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon orange juice

What You Do:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Around the outer edge of the tart shell, arrange figs in a circle, being careful not to break them. Arrange pears, overlapping them slightly, inside the circle of figs. Sprinkle with maple sugar and bake until the fruit is cooked, about 35 minutes.

2. In a small saucepan, heat maple syrup, lemon juice, and orange juice. Brush the warm syrup over the fruit and serve. If desired, top the tart with vegan pastry cream or vanilla ice cream.

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