Everyone likes a bit of tart even if they don’t want to admit it. I do. I brought this tart to work once to share it with my colleagues(pears provided by Viv). The result was my tart dish dissapeared. Weird.
Pear and almond tart
for the pastry
1 glass of flour
1/2 pack of butter (or margarine)
2 spoons of sugar
for the filling
4-5 ripe pears
100 ml soya cream (or single)
half a glass of ground almonds
1/3 glass of vanilla sugar (or sugar and 4 spoons of vanilla essence)
2-3 spoons of apricot jam
1. Make the pastry by mixing all ingredients. Add few spoons of cold water or more flour if you need to. Leave to chill in the fridge for half an hour.
2. Take the pastry out of the fridge, dust with more flour, roll it out on a floured surface. Butter flan dish, line it with pastry. Stab the pastry with a fork, bake for 15-20 minutes in 180 C.
3. Take the pastry out of the oven. Mix almonds, eggs, sugar and cream. Slice peeled pears. Arrange them in a dish, pour egg, cream and almonds mixture over the pears. Bake in the oven for another 20-30 minutes, same temperature, wait till it starts getting golden.
4. Warm 2-3 spoons of apricot jam in a pot. When you tart is baked, glaze it with the apricot jam using a brush. If you want it to look fancy, sprinkle roasted flaked almonds on top.