CHOCOLATE PEAR HAZELNUT TART

Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

OMG! These ingredients are dynamite together. Don't forget to pass the vanilla ice cream!
Recipe & photo: tasteofhome.com
11-17-14


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Serves:
12
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1-1/4 c
all purpose flour
1/3 c
ground hazelnuts
1/4 c
packed brown sugar
1 dash(es)
salt
1/2 c
cold butter, cubed
3 to 5 Tbsp
ice water

FILLING

3
eggs, separated
1 c
ground hazelnuts
1/3 c
butter, softened
1/3 c
packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp
baking cocoa
2 Tbsp
amaretto or 1/2 tsp. almond extract
6
canned pear halves, drained, sliced and patted dry
2 Tbsp
honey, warmed

Step-By-Step

1Mix the first four ingredients; cut in butter until crumbly. Gradually add ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together. Shape into a disk; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 30 minutes.

2Place the egg whites in a bowl and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 1/8-in. thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. fluted tart pan. Trim pastry even with edge; prick bottom with a fork. Refrigerate.

3In a large bowl, beat hazelnuts, butter, brown sugar and cocoa. Beat in yolks and amaretto.

4With clean beaters, beat egg whites on medium speed until they are stiff. Gradually fold into hazelnut mixture; spread onto bottom of pastry. Top with pears.

5Bake on a lower rack in a preheated 400ยบ oven for 30-35 minutes. Brush pears with warm honey. Cool on a wire rack.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies, Fruit Desserts, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian