Pears, Almonds and Chocolate Tart


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I’m Back behind the computer screen and my oven ( as wild as usual). i am going to try to post once a week. and let s see what happen and if i ll deliver.

The kids are back to school and are settling nicely.  I keep busy around the house, and i m discovering Dubai and starting to like it….it can be a very charming place.

Almond, pears and chocolate tart

This Week i’m on a Pear chocolate and almond Tart mood. i made it twice and this is why the pics are not the same!  the textures  and flavours complement each other, it s rich, dense  and smooth at the same time. and all you can do is gobble it at once!

  •  1 homemade “pate brisée “my recipe here
  •  6-10  pears depend on their size 
  • 60gr  sugar
  •  1 cinnamon stick
  •  for the almond cream
  • 150g almond meal or flour
  • 50 g sugar
  • 50 g  melted butter
  • 1  egg
  • 4 tbsp pear syrup (in which you poached them)

For the Ganache

  • 150 g  semi sweet chocolate
  •  4 tbsp whipping  cream
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  • Poach the pears: peel them, cut them in two, add the sugar and cover with 1 cup of water and bring to boil until they are done.
  • Préchauffer le four a 220 C / preheat the oven at 220C
  • roll the dough on a tart pan,   (line the pan with parchemin paper)
  • Melt the chocolate and the cream on the microwave. stirr it every 30 sec until it s all smooth
  • Mix, the melted butter the almonds, the sugar, the egg and the pear syrup
  • Spread The chocolate on the  unbaked crust, then the almond batter, watchout not to mix the two layers.
  • Strain the pears then display them on the tart.

Bake for 20-30 mn

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Enjoy……and yes the mouse is back!