Caramelized Pear Tart

Recipe by foodtvfan
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    tablespoons unsalted butter (30g)
  • 12
    cup sugar, divided (80g)
  • 3
    pears, peeled and quartered
  • 1
    short crust pie shell
  • 23
    cup 15% cream (160ml)
  • 5
    tablespoons almonds, finely ground (75g)
  • 4
    teaspoons pear brandy (20ml) (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a sauté pan on medium, melt unsalted butter; stir in 2 Tablespoons of the sugar.
  • Simmer, stirring occasionally, until butter and sugar begin to turn golden brown and caramelize.
  • Add pear slices and cook slowly over low heat to tenderize and caramelize, stirring gently occasionally. Watch carefully to prevent burning.
  • Arrange caramelized pears in short crust pie shell.
  • Mix together eggs with the remaining sugar, cream, ground almonds and pear brandy, if using.
  • Pour mixture over pears.
  • Preheat oven to 410 degrees Fahrenheit (205 degree Celsius) .
  • Bake for about 25 minutes.
  • Rest for three to five minutes before serving.
  • Serve with rich custard or vanilla ice cream.
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