CHOCOLATE PEAR HAZELNUT TART

Ellen Bales

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@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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix 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.
2
Place 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.
3
In a large bowl, beat hazelnuts, butter, brown sugar and cocoa. Beat in yolks and amaretto.
4
With 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.
5
Bake 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