Pear And Almond Tart ...

Racquel Sweeney

By
@racquelsweeney

Found this recipe in my grandmothers recipe journal . So I decided to make it , glad I did it turned out gorgeous . Served it with some custard yummy ... enjoy .


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Serves:

8 portions

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

FOR PASTRY

1 c
170g plain flour (seived)
2 Tbsp
butter
2 Tbsp
caster sugar
1
egg
2 Tbsp
water

FILLING

3
peeled pears halved
1/2 c
100g ground almonds
1/4 c
plain flour (seived)
1/4 tsp
baking powder
2
eggs
1/2 c
100g caster sugar
2 Tbsp
melted butter

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Pre-heat the oven to 180c/350f. Grease a fluted loose base fan tin. Make the pastry by rubbing the butter into the flour, until it looks like breadcrumbs . Mix in the sugar and use the egg to blind the dough together .If the mixture appears to dry add to that some water , knead to a dough . Roll out the dough to the size of your tin , then over the top of that place a sheet of cling and baking beans to blind bake the pastry for 10 minutes
2
Make the filling whisk eggs and sugar together with the electric mixer until pale and light . Fold in ground almonds then the butter and finally the flour and baking powder.
3
Assemble the tart put some of the almond mixture into the pastry case , and fit in the pears halved. Fill the gaps with the remaining almond mix. The pears will end up with a thin covering of almond mix. This is good as it will prevent them from drying out in the tart. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes .
4
Once baked leave to cool , you can sprinkle with some cinnamon sugar over the top (1/2 teaspoon caster sugar ,1/4 cinnamon mixed together) or just serve with custard ..

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Irish
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Low Sodium
Hashtags: #almonds, #pears, #Dessert