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Almond-Pear Tart


This impressive-looking tart is much simpler to make than it appears.


Prepare the Dough

1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Butter a 10-inch (25-cm) springform pan.
2. Roll out the dough to ¼-inch (½-cm) thickness and place over the tart pan.
3. Press into the pan, gently pressing against the sides. Using a rolling pin, press against the outer rim to remove excess dough.

Prepare the Filling

1. Beat the butter or margarine with the sugar.
2. Add eggs, one at a time, and then add the vanilla extract, beating after each addition.
3. Add flour and blanched almonds. Pour batter into prepared pie shell and smooth out. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
4. Peel pears and slice them into thin wedges. Place in a fan-like design over the filling. Sprinkle with vanilla sugar. Bake for 1 hour.


Photography: Daniel Lailah

Food Styling: Amit Farber