Search Recipes

Pear and almond tart

A recipe from the Good Food collection.

Ingredients

Murdoch Recipe Article Lead - narrow
  • 1¼ cups plain flour
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 90 g butter, chopped
  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • 1–2 tablespoons iced water

Filling

  • 1 large pear
  • 50 g butter
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 teaspoons plain flour
  • 50 g ground almonds
  • 2 tablespoons apricot jam, warmed and sieved

Method

1. Place flour, sugar and butter in food processor bowl. Using the pulse action, press button for 15 seconds or until mixture is fine and crumbly. Add egg yolk and almost all the water, process for 20 seconds or until mixture comes together, adding more water if necessary. Turn onto a lightly floured surface, press together until smooth. Brush a 35 × 11 cm oblong flan tin with melted butter or oil. Roll out pastry large enough to cover base and sides of tin. Ease pastry into tin; trim. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 20 minutes.

2. Preheat oven to moderate 180°C. Cut a sheet of greaseproof paper large enough to cover pastry-lined tin. Place over pastry, spread a layer of dried beans or rice evenly over paper. Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven and discard paper and beans. Return to oven for 10 minutes or until pastry is lightly golden. Leave to cool.

3. To make Filling: Peel pear, cut in half and remove core. Place in a small pan of boiling water and cook over medium heat 10 minutes or until just tender. Remove from pan. Cool and slice thinly.

4. Using electric beaters, beat butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add the egg gradually, beating well after each addition. Add essence; beat until combined. Using a metal spoon, fold in flour and almonds. Spread into pastry case, arrange slices of pear over. Bake 20 minutes, or until set and golden. While still warm, brush with jam.

Main ingredient:
Pear, Nuts
Course:
Dessert
Occasion:
Midweek dinner, Birthday, Family meals

More recipes like this...

Adam Liaw's honey-poached nashi pears with cinnamon Chantilly.

Honey-poached nashi pears with cinnamon Chantilly

Adam Liaw
Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
1 Reader rating
Pear, celeriac and walnut salad.

Pear, celeriac and walnut salad

Neil Perry
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
114 Reader ratings
Autumn fruit compote.

Poached autumn fruit compote

Caroline Velik
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
2 Reader ratings
Pear and blackberry pie.

Pear and blackberry pie

Frank Camorra
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
69 Reader ratings
Almond and pear (or apple) crostata.

Pear and almond crostata

Neil Perry
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
41 Reader ratings

Reviews

Be the first to write a review.

Write a review

You are logged in as [Logout]

All information entered below may be published.

Error: Please enter your screen name.

Error: Your Screen Name must be less than 255 characters.

Error: Your Location must be less than 255 characters.

Rate Pear and almond tart

Rate Pear and almond tart:

Use [left] and [right] keys to rate, [enter] to submit, [esc] to cancel.

Rate Pear and almond tart with half a star Rate Pear and almond tart with 1 star Rate Pear and almond tart with 1.5 stars Rate Pear and almond tart with 2 stars Rate Pear and almond tart with 2.5 stars Rate Pear and almond tart with 3 stars Rate Pear and almond tart with 3.5 stars Rate Pear and almond tart with 4 stars Rate Pear and almond tart with 4.5 stars Rate Pear and almond tart with 5 stars

Error: Please select your rating for 'Pear and almond tart'.

Error: Please select a rating.

Error: Please enter your review.

Error: Your Message must be less than 300 words.

Post to

You need to have read and accepted the Conditions of Use.

Thank you

Your review has been submitted for approval.

Reviews are moderated and are generally published if they are on-topic and not abusive.

Recipes - Forum

What we’re cooking

Latest on EK

Pester power: Call for ban on free toys used to sell unhealthy food

Obesity experts say freebies should be restricted to attracting children to healthier options.

Mums' workload equals 2.5 full-time jobs

A study has found working mums toil for an average of 98 hours a week.

How many of our bosses would have aced NAPLAN tests?

In more than 25 years' of journalism, I've never interviewed a leader who topped his or her class at school.

Children's shoes found to contain cancer-causing chemical

The ACCC had issued an urgent recall.

When it comes to sport, boys 'play like a girl'

Girls in primary school are just as physically capable as their male classmates, according to research.

Find After School Care

Search by Postcode

Find a Babysitter

  • Daytime nannies
  • Casual babysitters
  • After-school care
  • Live-in nannies