Recipe For Pear And Almond Tart

I have a recipe  for Pear and Almond Tart that I have been meaning to try for 2 years now. It has been hanging on my fridge waiting patiently. It was this recipe that gave me the idea for the challenge and I had not read it before I tried it out.

Pear And Almond Tart
Pear and Almond Tart

Pear and Almond Tart
 
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Ingredients
for the pastry
  • 350g flour
  • 175g cold butter I think the best is to grate it into the flour
  • 100g icing sugar I used sugalite
  • 3 egg yolks
  • for the filling
  • 350g softened butter
  • 200g castor sugar I used sugarlite
  • 350g ground almonds
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 - 4 pears peeled, cored and quartered (dip into water that has a splash of lemon juice in it to prevent discolouration)
Method
  1. preheat the oven to 180? Celsius
for the pastry
  1. combine the flour, butter and icing sugar in a food processor using a dough hook
  2. blend on a low setting until the butter is mixed in thouroughly
  3. add egg yolks and pulse be patient - and do not be tempted to add water - it will come together!
  4. the mixture will combine to form a ball
  5. relax in fridge while you prepare the filling
  6. roll out on a floured board and line a prepared flan tin butter the sides and bottom well and line the bottom with baking paper. if there are breaks, tears or gaps just press in bits of pastry - no one can see it and it is important that the shell does not leak
  7. bake blind for 15 minutes I have ceramic baking beans and can recommend getting these as it really makes life easier
for the filling
  1. cream the butter and the sugar in your food processor with the metal blade
  2. add the almonds and mix well
  3. beat the eggs in one at a time
  4. pour the mixture into your pastry shell until about ⅓ of the way up the recipe says half the mixture but this will be too much
  5. place the pears into the mixture the recipe did not say how to prepare them so I did slices (as you can see in the photo) but I think for the end result to look better quarters will be nicer
  6. add the remainder of the mixture do not overfill otherwise it will pour over the top during the baking process
  7. bake for 50 - 60 minutes

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The awesome tasting end result:

Pear And Almond Tart
baked pear and almond tart

Would I try this again – NO, the texture did nothing for me. But, for the first time I have used a pie flan and it was so easy to use that I have another recipe in mind to try!
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10 thoughts on “Recipe For Pear And Almond Tart

  1. Nice post. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. my pleasure 🙂

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  2. Great post. Thanks.

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    1. my pleasure!

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  3. Oh my word…I am so sorry I came over to visit….now I am hungry!!!
    +1

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    1. will send some over cyberspace 🙂

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  4. Oh my word…I am so sorry I came over to visit….now I am hungry!!!

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    1. hope to see you here again!

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  5. It looks pretty enough 🙂
    Friday greets to David.

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    1. thanks Cindy – will pass your message on when I speak to him later 🙂

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