Thursday, January 03, 2019

Bad photo of a good dessert

For New Year's Day, I made a favorite dessert of ours: une tarte amandine aux poires (an almond tart with pears). It's an easy recipe which could be made even easier with a ready-made crust. I don't mind making my own crust, so I did, and pre-baked it before mixing the filling ingredients. The recipe uses canned pear halves, so there's no need to peel and prepare fresh fruit, although you certainly could if you wanted to.

The tart looks a little too yellow in this shot because of the lighting. It was a dark, overcast day.

The filling is made with ground almond flour, a little all-purpose flour, sugar, eggs, and butter. I added a shot of pear liqueur for some additional pear flavor. Once the filling was in the pre-baked shell, I arranged the pear halves on top and baked it all for about half an hour. Delicious!

9 comments:

  1. Tarte amandine aux poires is my all time favorite. Looking at yours, I can almost feel the taste in my mouth!

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  2. A favorite of mine, as well, thanks to learning of it from you and Ken :)

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  3. My favorite pie, too. We should get together sometime and eat some pie!

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  4. Oh, this looks amazing! And not even a good photo of it, you say? Would love to have a recipe. Is the crust just like a regular (American) pie crust?

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    1. kiwi, look here for the recipe: https://wcs4.blogspot.com/2009/03/tarte-amandine-aux-fruits.html

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  5. That looks really good. Would it work, do you think, if you used something like Courvoisier instead of a pear liqueur?

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    1. emm, yes, you can use any liqueur you like, or none, or some vanilla extract!

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  6. That looks gorgeous. I have cake stand envy too.

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