Caramelized pear tart
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Caramelized pear tart
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Last updated 6/12/2012 1:12:15 AM. Recipe ID 40128. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Caramelized pear tart
 Categories: Dessert
      Yield: 8 Servings
     14 tb Butter; softened
    1/2 c  Sugar
      3    Egg yolks
      1    Lemon; zest of, grated
    3/4 c  Finely ground almonds
  1 3/4 c  Flour

  2 1/2 lb Ripe; firm pears, peeled,
           -cored; and cubed -or-
      1 cn (large) pears; drained,
           -cubed, though not as good
      8 tb Butter
    3/4 c  Sugar
    1/3 c  Toasted almonds
  Cream butter and sugar until smooth. Add egg yolks and zest, mix
  well.  Add almonds and flour, mix well. Form into ball, wrap with
  plastic and chill 1 hr.
  Grease 10 inch tart pan with removable bottom. On lightly floured
  surface, roll out dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Transfer to pan and
  press to bottom and sides. Line dough with foil and fill with pie
  weights or dried beans. Bake at 400 degrees(F) for 20 minutes. Remove
  foil and weights, bake 3 minutes until golden.
  While crust is baking, melt butter in large, heavy skillet. Over
  medium heat, saute pears until tender.* Sprinkle with the sugar and
  cook until fruit is caramelized(golden brown.) Place filling in baked
  crust and sprinkle with toasted almonds. Serve warm or chilled.
  * If using canned pears, don't cook the pears first--add sugar with
  From archives.  Downloaded from Glen's MM Recipe

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Recipe ID 40128 (Apr 03, 2005)

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