Tuesdays with Dorie BCM: Pear Tart with Crunchy Almond Topping

October 25, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in BCM, groups, pies & tarts, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 12 Comments
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pear tart with crunchy almond topping

I do like a good baked pear dessert.   Apples and pumpkins will be around for a long while yet, but pears are more delicate and have a quicker season.  Use ’em while you can!  This Pear Tart with Crunchy Almond Topping has Dorie’s Sweet Tart Dough holding a mound of lightly caramelized pears and a topping of sweet and crispy glazed sliced almonds.  Pear-plus-almond is a classic combo, and for good reason– it’s delicious!  I did one thing to my tart that wasn’t in the recipe.  I had a little bit of almond frangipane in the freezer that I’d been looking for a home for.  After blind baking the tart shell, I spread it on in a thin later before piling on the pears and the almond topping.  Not a bad call, if I do say so myself.

This tart is really best the day it’s made.  The topping and the tart shell both go a little soggy after sitting overnight…although that sure didn’t stop us from finishing it!

For the recipe, see Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the TWD Blogroll!


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  1. My shell must have been a little thick in places because even a few days later it was not too soggy! I LOVED this one and will make again!

  2. Your tart looks perfect and perfectly delicious! Frangipane sounds like a delicious addition. I can see how that would be great.

  3. The addition of frangipane sounds delicious.

  4. The frangipane probably would have really good in this. What a great idea!

  5. Your tart looks incredible (just like everything else you make)! I popped a slice of tart in the toaster oven the next day, and it was good as new, nice and crisp!

  6. What a good idea to add the frangipane! It must have made your beautiful tart even more spectacular. And I feel the same way about pears – they’re so wonderful when they’re in season.

  7. Looking at your beautiful picture I realized I forgot the powdered sugar when I served it, oh well next time. We loved this tart and I like pears too. Another great tart for the rotation.

  8. Looking at your picture and description makes me desperately crave it…right now! Ah, the perils of reading foodie blogs!

  9. That looks so great!

    Trina- https://simplysaidbytrina.wordpress.com/

  10. This looks stunning and so perfect for fall!

  11. The tart looks amazing!

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