Chocolate and pear tart

    1 hour 25 min

    A lovely pear tart with a base of chocolate - a match made in heaven! This tart is perfect for when juicy, ripe, local pears are in season.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 200g plain flour
    • 2 tablespoons light brown soft sugar
    • 110g butter, melted
    • 1 dash vanilla extract
    • 1 teaspoon cold water, or as needed
    • 3 ripe pears, cored, peeled and cubed
    • 200g good quality dark chocolate
    • 4 tablespoons milk
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
    • 3 tablespoons whipping cream
    • 1 handful of flaked almonds

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:30min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr25min 

    1. Prepare the pastry: In a bowl, combine the flour and sugar and form a well in the centre. Pour melted butter and vanilla in the centre and mix until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add a little water, starting with a teaspoon, and mix by hand until it forms a smooth dough. Form a ball, place it in a slightly floured bowl, place a clean cloth over the bowl and let dough rest at room temperature at least 30 minutes.
    2. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    3. Roll out the pastry on a floured work surface and line a 23cm tart tin. Poke hole in the base of the pastry case with a fork.
    4. Melt the chocolate with the milk. Stir well, chocolate should remain thick.
    5. Spread the melted chocolate over the bottom of the pastry case. Cover with the cubed pears.
    6. Beat 2 eggs with brown sugar and cream. Pour over pears, then sprinkle almonds generously over top.
    7. Bake about 30 minutes. Let cool before serving.

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