Thursday, November 03, 2011

Pear Tart

Pear Tart

1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
7 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
2 to 3 tablespoons cold water
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons dried grated lemon peel
1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 medium ripe pears, peeled and sliced
1 tablespoon butter
1 egg white
1 teaspoon water
1 tablespoon coarse sugar
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted

·  Combine the flour, sugar and salt; cut in butter until crumbly. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Roll out to a 14-in. circle. Transfer pastry to a pan.
combine the sugar, almonds, flour, lemon peel and cinnamon. Add pears; toss to coat. Spoon over the pastry to within 5 cm of edges; dot with butter. Fold edges of pastry over pears.
For topping, beat egg white and water. Brush over pastry; sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake at 190° for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown.
For glaze, combine the confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla. Pour over warm tart. Sprinkle with almonds. Cool on a wire rack. Store in the refrigerator. 


  1. This tart looks so delicious! I love the last photo!
    Lovely blog you have - all your pies are too tempting...
    I´ll be back! :)

  2. Oh thank you! I'm glad you like my blog and hope you'll visit it again :))


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