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Tuesdays with Dorie: French Pear Tart


It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since Laurie started Tuesdays with Dorie on a whim to try to get herself to bake more from Dorie’s fabulous book.  I learned about the group very early on and joined in the fourth or fifth week, with the Black and White Cake being my first recipe.  I have had a lot of fun baking along with the group this past year, and I am excited to see what this year will bring!

In honor of the first anniversary of TWD, Dorie has chosen the first recipe of 2009.  She chose the French Pear Tart, which she says is one of her favorites.  I love pears, although I sometimes forget about them when I buy fruit, so I was glad to have this to force me to think about them.  David also really loves pears, so I was pretty sure he would love this.


This was fairly easy to put together.  I’ve made the tart dough before with great success.  This is a fabulous dough, and it’s proven to be versatile.  My favorite part about his recipe was the cream.  I could just eat it by the spoonful!  I used rum in it, but I think that amaretto would be very good as well and would pair well with the almonds.  The combination of ingredients in this tart was delicious, and it was a big hit with David.  He ate every bit of the mini tart I made!  It’s not often you see pears in a dessert, so I was glad to have this opportunity to try it.  Thanks Dorie for playing along with us and choosing this dessert!  Also many thanks to Laurie for starting this group and for everything you do!  Visit the Tuesdays with Dorie blog to see all the other pear tarts out there!


22 Responses

  1. Wow, what a beautiful looking tart. Excellent job!

  2. I love your tart, its very pretty! I thought the almond filling was wonderful too. It was a great recipe and Im glad you liked it!

  3. Looks beautiful!

  4. WOW! This look totaly different from what I’ve seen up to now… and somehow very, very interesting and creative!
    Well done, Erin!… I love “different”.

  5. I am loving your tart. Give me a bucket of that almond cream! 🙂

  6. The design on top of your tart is so lovely! Well done!

  7. Your tart looks gorgeous!! YUMMY! I will have to make this again and try the amaretto!

  8. Amaretto sounds yummy! This was a great recipe!

  9. It’s so pretty! Great job. 🙂

  10. I’m always amazed with the minis. Can’t believe you got this one to work!

  11. Yum gorgeous looking tart! I’ll have to try this one out soon.

  12. This was delicious! I think you are the first I have seen to say that you had actually made it before. It was something I had never noticed. But the cream…I *love* the cream!!

  13. That looks beautiful, Erin. I thought the rum was quite tasty in the almond cream.

  14. I love yours~ totally beautiful tart!! This was an awesome recipe, totally fun to make again and different ways, yours is awesome!

  15. Wow! You did a beautiful job!

  16. it looks beautiful! the amaretto would probably taste wonderful — i’ll try that out next time 🙂

  17. I love the mini tart. The way you have the pears is so cute.

  18. I love the way you arranged the pears — it’s different from all the others so far, and it looks fabulous.

  19. Gorgeous tart. The way you fanned out the pears makes it look like a rose. So purdy! ITA. I think amaretto would be awesome with the almond cream. Glad you and D enjoyed the recipe!
    Clara @ iheartfood4thought

  20. Very nicely done…I like the pears, too..

  21. how did you get it to look so pretty? i love how you layered the pears

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