Pear Frangipane

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READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by Ceezie

Just as good with apples just make sure you slice them thin - a mandolin works great to get uniform slices. I also think they would be great with peaches or asian pears. Prep Time includes letting the dough refrigerate This recipe came from Relish Mag - it says it would be great at Thanksgiving but I think its great anytime

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Directions

  1. To prepare pastry, place flour and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse to blend. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add ice water; pulse until a ball barely forms. Gather into a ball, wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  3. Roll out dough and place into a 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom. Press pastry up the sides and trim the top even with the rim of pan, if needed. Bake 20 minutes. Let cool.
  4. To prepare frangipane, place butter and granulated sugar in the bowl of a food processor; process until smooth. Add almonds and blend. Add flour, cornstarch, egg and egg white. Process until smooth. Add vanilla and almond extracts; blend well.
  5. Spread frangipane in pastry. Slice each pear half horizontally into ½ inch thick slices, but do not separate. Slide each pear half into frangipane, nestling into mixture. Press, spreading the pear slices slightly. Bake about 40 minutes, until frangipane is puffy and golden.

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