Tuesday, January 6, 2009

TWD: French Pear Tart

This is a most exciting edition of Tuesdays with Dorie, as the recipe was chosen this week by none other then Dorie herself!  One of the fun things about this group is that Dorie pokes her head in from time to time to help out with recipes and give advice, and now, for the first time, is hosting!

This is a nice tart, not too sweet, with the wonderful, classic combination of pear and almond.  I am guessing that the almond cream is the same as frangipane, and it was suprisingly easy to make. I halved the whole recipe, but still had tons of almond cream left over.  This was my second go-round with the sweet tart dough, and it turned out much better then it did last time!  I wish I had taken the time to poach the pears, but I'll leave that for the next time.  

Thanks to Dorie for sharing one her favorite recipes with us!!

7 comments:

Natashya said...

So happy you loved it, it looks so classy and tasty.

pinkstripes said...

Yum! Your tart looks great. Love it!

HoneyB said...

Looks delicious! Makes me want to make another one tonight - but Grumpy ate all the leftover pears last night!

chocolatechic said...

Looks gorgeous.

Cooking for Comfort by Jennifer said...

I wish I had more of this tart left....beautiful job!

kim said...

glad you liked the tart, so did i! :) i wish i had some of the almond cream left over... i would just eat it all ;)

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

Looks tasty. I really need to get back into baking more.