Fresh Anjou Pear Tart

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Fresh Anjou Pear Tart

This delectable pear tart sings with fresh pear flavor! Roasted and ground hazelnuts add a toasty crunch that pairs well with the fresh pear.

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Ingredients

  • 3 ounces almond paste
  • 1/3 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter softened to room temperature, 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup Hazelnuts, roasted and ground
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 prepared 9 inch tart shell
  • 1/2 cup chocolate, melted
  • 4 firm-ripe USA Anjou pears, peeled, cored, and sliced about 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 4 ounces apricot preserves, melted and strained

Preparation

Preparation

1 Preheat oven to 350° F. For filling, cream together almond paste and sugar. Add butter and mix until smooth.

2 Add eggs and mix until smooth. Add ground hazelnuts, vanilla and mix.

3 Brush melted chocolate on bottom of prepared tart shell and pour in filling.

4 Bake at 350° F for 35 to 40 minutes, until filling is lightly browned and set in the center.

5 Cool tart on rack. When the tart is cooled, toss pear slices gently with lemon juice to keep them from turning brown.

6 Arrange pear slices in concentric circles. Brush completed tart with strained apricot preserves.

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This delectable pear tart sings with fresh pear flavor! Roasted and ground hazelnuts add a toasty crunch that pairs well with the fresh pear.

Source: www.usapears.org