Pear Tart

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Serve this light and flaky pear tart with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.

Prep time: 35 Minutes

Total time: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes

Yield: Serves 10

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
  • 1 disk pate brisee
  • 1 cup blanched almonds
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold, cut up
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 1/2 cup apricot jam
  • 8 large canned pear halves, well drained, patted dry, and thinly sliced lengthwise

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 12-inch round. Fit dough into a 9-inch removable bottom tart pan lifting into and pressing up sides. Refrigerate while you prepare almond cream (frangipane).
  2. In a food processor pulse almonds and sugar until finely ground. Add butter, egg, flour, salt, and extract and process until well combined.
  3. Spread 1/4 cup jam over bottom of tart shell. Spread almond filling over; chill 15 minutes.
  4. Arrange pear slices on top, fanning them out. Place on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until crust is golden brown and almond cream is puffed and set. Transfer to a wire rack and cool in the pan. Remove from pan. Melt remaining jam and brush over tart. Cool before serving.