Tuesday, January 6, 2009

TWD- French Pear Tart

This week's Tuesdays with Dorie to start the year was chosen by Dorie Greenspan herself! The French Pear Tart features a delicious almond cream, soft, flavorful pears, and a crisp crust. It's easy to make, thanks to a food processor, and extra delicious. With almonds, canned pears, and a jam glaze- I already had everything in my cupboard. Now that's a great dessert.

Don't forget to stop by Dorie's site for the recipe and other beautiful photos and amazing recipes. While you're there, grab some hot chocolate, a slice of this beautiful tart, and imagine yourself in Paris. This tart is that good.

45 comments:

ostwestwind said...

What a great looking tart, Anne, well done!

Ulrike from K├╝chenlatein

Cathy said...

It looks spectacular, Anne -- I LOVE how you fanned your pears! I bet it was amazing with a jam glaze. And your photos are worthy of a cookbook themselves!

Pamela said...

It looks so pretty, Anne. Great job.

n.o.e said...

I love the way your tart looks, Anne. My plan was to add the jam glaze also, but I plumb forgot. Nice pear fanning!
Nancy

HoneyB said...

I wish there was some of ours left! This is one recipe I had to let Grumpy have more than I had of it!

chocolatechic said...

Drat.

How in the world did I miss the jam glaze.

CB said...

Gorgeous pear fanning you got there. I totally have to try this one again with canned pears. Poaching the pears made them kinda mushy for me so I wasn't a huge fan of the poached pears. Love how the jam glaze makes the pears glisten! Glad you enjoyed the recipe!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Maria said...

Lovely tart!! Looks perfect!

LyB said...

It is beautiful! And you're right, it's easy too, bonus! :)

Gabe's Girl said...

WOW! Beautiful!

Flourchild said...

It looks fabulous, Anne. I really love how you put the jam glaze on top. I loved this recipe and will make it again.

Katrina said...

Great job! Yummy tart! Yeah for Dorie.

n.o.e said...

Anne, it's me again. Just wanted to mention that most of my tart pans - most of my bakeware in general actually - comes from Marshall's or TJ Maxx. I've bought springform pans, cookie sheets, silicone mats, you name it. All pretty cheap.
Nancy

leanne said...

Beautiful tart! I will have to add the glaze next time!

Jamie said...

Beautiful tart! I need to make this ASAP! I should not have skipped out!

Kimberly Johnson said...

Fabulous job on your tart!

Megan said...

I must have missed the part about the glaze.......hmm, I probably wasn't paying attention.

Anyways, the tart looks so pretty, but then again, all of your stuff always looks so good!

Danielle said...

Your tart came out beautiful great job!

Natashya said...

Looks stunning! I love your red cake stand - I need to put more colour into my serveware.
Your glaze turned out really nice too, love the shine.

pinkstripes said...

OMG. Your tart looks perfectly gorgeous. A perfect golden color. YUM!

What's for Supper? said...

Yours looks great. I love how it looks against that red plate and tablecloth!

Mary Ann said...

It looks beautiful! Great job Anne!

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

Wish I'd used the canned pears. Lovely tart!

Jess said...

Lovely tart, Anne! And I also loved how I had just about everything for the recipe in my pantry. In fact, I think canned pears are going to be a pantry staple for me from now on, so I can make this whenever I want!

Melissa said...

I just got some new tart pans and was looking for a tart to make. Mayb I'll try this!

PheMom said...

This is one heck of a fantastic dessert and yours looks lovely!

Kayte said...

Gorgeous...how did you get all that to turn out so perfect...my crust kept getting darker and darker...yours looks so elegant and lovely.

Passionate Baker said...

your tart looks great!! i loved this, but then again, ALL her recipes are amazinggg.
great jobb <3

Leslie said...

I love how yours looks with the glaze! Wasn't this so delicious for all its simplicity?

TeaLady said...

That red plate is perfect with that lovely tart. Fantastic!

Rachel said...

Your pear tart is flawless!! Why am I not suprised? ;)

Di said...

That looks beautiful, Anne. I love the way you placed the pear slices on top.

Libby said...

Wow, your tart looks great- and the photography is fabulous!

Jules Someone said...

What a lovely looking tart!

Sweet as Coco said...

oh! Yours looks so pretty and glossy!!

Anna Macfarlane said...

seriously, I don't know how you do it! This looks delish

bakingwiththeboys said...

I LOVE it when everything is right there waiting for me. Looks gorgeous.

kim said...

your tart looks really beautiful! the glaze gives it such a nice glossy shine, and the pears look perfect. glad you enjoyed it :)

Cooking for Comfort by Jennifer said...

You did a spectacular job!!!!

Jenny said...

Mmmmm. What a beautiful tart Anne! I'd love a slice of this for dessert!

Lillian said...

It's beautiful!

Jacque said...

"Extra delicious" is a great way to describe this dessert.

Yours looks lucious!

AmyRuth said...

Don't you love it when you don't have to go to the store for "1" ingredient. Way to go! Pretty tart on your red cloth and plate. Nice....did you say Valentine's Day?
AmyRuth

Erin said...

What a beautiful tart!

J.Danger said...

yours looks fantastic!