Pear and almond tart

 Just used the last of our hand picked pears on the weekend...
This is one of my favourite tart recipe because it is so easy and it tastes absolutely delicious. I love the use of almond meal which adds moistness and a rich nutty flavour. I normally use brown Beurre Bosc pears but I had a couple of Yali pears that were ripe so I decided to use those instead.

Verdict? The Yali pears retained a bit of crunch which was pleasant. I also found the pears to be much sweeter than the brown ones so will recommend using less sugar than the original Donna Hay recipe. I've adjusted the amount of sugar below:

Pear and almond tart

Ingredients
60g butter, melted
½ cup (90g) brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup (120g) almond meal
¼ cup (40g) plain flour
¼ teaspoon baking powder 
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon rind
2 yali pears, peeled, cored and cut into thick slices
½ cup (50g) brown sugar, extra
raw sugar, for sprinkling

1. Preheat oven to 160°C.

2. Place the butter and sugar in the bowl of a food processor and process until just combined.

3. Add the eggs, almond meal, flour, baking powder and lemon rind and process until just combined.

4. Spoon the mixture into a lightly greased 9.5cm x 33cm loose-bottom fluted tart tin.

5. Place the pears and extra brown sugar in a bowl and toss to coat.

6. Press the pears into the tart mixture and bake for 35–40 minutes or until cooked.

7. Sprinkle with raw sugar and allow to cool in the tin.

40 Responses to Pear and almond tart

Victoria // Oh So Pretty said...

yummy!!! Oh Trishie, everything you make looks so pretty and delicious. Like that apple tart!

xoxo

AVY said...

Oh wow, sounds really good. I wish I could bake.



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Our Neck of the Woods said...

This sounds delicious and looks absolutely beautiful! I think the almond meal would be yummy. I love how you styled the photos! :)

Ice Pandora said...

Mhmm looks really easy to make!
Thanks for the recipe c: I love
pear cakes!

xx

Sonia De Macedo said...

Oh that looks good, really good. You had me at almond meal!

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Natalie G said...

This looks like one perfect tart! Perfect for the spring :)

Kimmie said...

Delish!

vintagemovement said...

Delicious Trishie - love the pics as well xx Tina

Beauty Box said...

This post makes me want to crank up my oven and bake! Too bad the hubs is sort of on a diet and wants to get trim and fit so desserts are not v popular in our household now. I'll just drool from afar. Pear tart sounds so delish...

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Pear and almond sound like they would be a such a tasty combination.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Letitia - The Fashion Editor said...

may i have a napkin for my drool! xx

Pamela RG said...

Looks so delicious. I am always impressed by your culinary talents.

Arni @ Travel Gourmande said...

Yum,you always make the loveliest pies. I'm a fan of almond fillings-I always buy galette des rois and look forward to it every beginning of the year,so I'm sure this is going to be really good.

Deidre said...

Yum! It looks delicious! I made a similar recipe with peaches that was absolutely yum.

Megha Sarin said...

looks yum <3

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Chai Chen said...

Yummy Trish! OMG!!!!! I want!

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greenthumb said...

Looks great, love that Donna Hay.

Denise said...

You always show the best ideas! Now this tart - I like pear very much! I need to be fast and prepare it, because from the next week on my doctor has restricted sugar for me :( I eat sweets everyday, and the sugar level was really awful :( So I have one more week to taste this tart, I bet it was delicious!
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Sam said...

I also make a pear tart but doesn't look nearly as perfect as this one! You're a pastry expert hun!

Always Maylee said...

My gosh this looks yummy!

xo, Yi-chia
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Anouka said...

I love anything pear! This looks so delicious.

LUXESSED

A N D Y S T Y L E said...

LOOKS DELICIOUS ;)

Anita said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe! It's the holidays right now and I was looking for something to bake last night and this seems like the perfect afternoon treat :)

Laura Go said...

that tart looks perfect and scrumptious!
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Sarah Jane said...

It looks delicious Trishie! I've neve had a pear tart before. Have a lovely afternoon! Xx

selina said...

yumm i always love your recipes, they make me soo hungry. shame i dnt have an oven, will def have to invest in one!

honey my heart said...

mmm, this looks quite yummy!

Gillian said...

I love ground almonds in recipes like this, they add such great flavour and texture. Your tart looks perfect too, I like the way the pears peek through the top. x

miss b said...

Pear and almond is such a delicious combination . Thanks for the recipe and what a pretty vintage plate!
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HolleyGarden said...

I have been eyeing the pears at the grocery store. This recipe is coming at just the right time! Looks delicious!

helen said...

how does everything you make look so perfectly beautiful AND delicious?! yum!

My Garden Diaries said...

I have never had a pear tart before but I'm thinking it is time! I hope you are feeling well Trishie! Take care Nicole

Michelle said...

Yum this looks absolutley devine and I love the pretty little plate you've used too :)

sandy @ french laundry 132 said...

You have such a lovely blog and your photos are so beautiful! Your Frankie is the cutest thing too! Love it all ♥

Sharlynn said...

It is beautiful! And I love how it looks so soft and golden and tasty! I promise you I will eventually try out quite a few of your recipes! I really look forward to trying the apple cake and the orange cake!

Gracie said...

You really make the most delicious of desserts. I wish I could whip up a tart and have afternoon tea with my friends :)

Winnie said...

Yum! This looks absolutely delish!

Stephanie Lula said...

So delicious, I always get so hungry when I see what you've cooked up. xx

Jane said...

as always, looks amazingly delicious!