Pear almond tart

Pear almond tart


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About this recipe: This gorgeous pear and almond tart is delicious and quite easy to do with a ready made pastry. I like to serve it warm with a spoonful of vanilla ice cream. You could also try mascarpone or creme fraiche.


Serves: 6 

  • 1 teaspoon cornflour
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar, divided
  • 50ml full fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 60g ground almonds
  • 1 teaspoon cornflour
  • 60g icing sugar
  • 60g butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 sweet pastry sheet, rolled
  • 4 large pears, sliced

Prep:45min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

  1. Put half of the caster sugar and cornflour in a saucepan over low heat. Add the milk and vanilla extract. Bring to the boil, stirring constantly.
  2. In a large bowl, beat 2 egg yolks with the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of caster sugar. Pour in a little bit of the hot milk mixture, then pour everything back into the saucepan and cook 3 minutes after the mixture starts to boil, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from heat, pour the mixture into a bowl and let cool for 10 minutes. Once the mixture has cooled down, add the 1 teaspoon butter whisking briskly. Set aside.
  4. In another bowl, sift together the almonds, cornflour and icing sugar. Add the 60g softened butter, then egg, stirring constantly with a spatula. Stir in the milk mixture and mix until smooth.
  5. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
  6. Line a tart tin with the pastry, cutting away any excess. Pour the mixture onto the pastry and level it with a spatula. Place the sliced pears in a circlular pattern over the mixture.
  7. Bake in the oven for 35 minutes.

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Are you sure that it is just 50ml of milk? By the time I had boiled the milk and a teaspoon of cornflour there was no way I could 'pour' it into anything. It was solid. I opted out at this point and did another recipe. - 20 Oct 2012

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