Individual desserts are fun to serve; everyone at your party will feel like you spent extra time just for them! Pears are mouth-watering…especially when lightly coated in sugar, in a pastry shell, and with whipped cream! My mom loves this dessert at any of our holiday events!


1 ball of pizza dough (thawed)

2 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs


1 tablespoon butter

2 pears (peeled and diced)

1-2 tablespoons of light brown sugar

½ teaspoon cinnamon

Whipped cream

To make the shells:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Put the sugar and graham cracker crumbs onto a plate. Mix until combined.

Rip off pieces of pizza dough, smaller than a golf ball. Roll into a ball. On a lightly greased surface, roll the dough into a thin, flat disk. Take the disk and press it into the sugar mixture. Flip and repeat with the other side. Put the sugar covered disk into a greased small muffin tin.

Repeat until the muffin tin is filled. Put another small muffin tin (also greased) into the top of the dough filled one. This will prevent the dough from rising…allowing you to have tiny sugary shells for your filling.

Bake in the oven for around 15-20 minutes. Remove and cool.

To make filling:

In a small sauce pan over medium-high heat, put the butter, pears, sugar, and cinnamon. Stir to combine. Cook for around 8 minutes. Cool.

Scoop the cooled pear mixture into the tart shells. Top with whipped cream.