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Upside-down pear tart

  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 10 1x


  • 1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 125 grams (4.4 oz) of butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ½ cup of liquid milk
  • ½ cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 large pear, clean and thinly sliced


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In another bowl or in a mixer, mix the butter with one cup of sugar for about 3 minutes.
  4. Add the eggs and vanilla.
  5. Add the mixture of the dry ingredients, alternating with the milk. Set aside.
  6. Separately on a skillet, melt ½ cup of sugar, and add the butter before it browns. This part should be done over medium heat and with a lot of care, so that the mix doesn’t get hard. Immediately after that and quickly, add the chopped pears, cook for about two minutes and remove from the heat.
  7. Butter a 22 cms (8.7 inches) mold, and add the pear slices on the base, then add the mixture of the preparation from above.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes. However, since each oven is different, you should check before removing the cake from the oven and ensure that the cooking is perfect, inserting a wooden skewer in the middle. If it comes out dry, then it is ready.
  9. Remove the cake from oven and let it cool down for about 5 minutes before turning the cake upside down over a plate (i.e. leaving the base on the top), as seen in the photos.
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins