• 1 sheet prepared refrigerated pie crust
  • 2 cups dry red wine
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large pears, peeled, halved and cored
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 2 cups half and half
  • ½ cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Cook rice and set aside.
  • Place pie crust in a 10-inch tart pan. Bake at 450˚ for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned; set aside. Reduce oven temperature to 350˚.
  • Place wine and cinnamon in 10-inch skillet. Bring to a boil over high heat; add pears. Reduce heat to low; cover and poach 10 minutes. Turn pears; poach 5 to 10 minutes more or until tender. Remove from wine; set aside.
  • Combine rice, Half & Half, ½ cup sugar, butter and salt in 3-qt saucepan. Cook over medium heat 12 to 15 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.
  • Gradually stir one-fourth of rice mixture into eggs; return egg mixture to saucepan, stirring constantly. Cook 1 to 2 minutes more. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Pour rice mixture into baked crust.
  • Place pears, cut sides down, on cutting board. Cut thin lengthwise slits into each pear, one-third down from stem end. Fan pears over rice mixture. Bake 30 minutes or until rice mixture is set.
  • Remove from oven; sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon sugar. Broil tart about 4 to 5 inches from heat source 1 to 2 minutes or until top is browned. Cool before serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 445
  • Total Fat 20g
  • Cholesterol #mg
  • Sodium 398mg
  • Carbohydrates 50g
  • Dietary Fiber 2g
  • Protein 7g