Crustless Pear and Almond Tart

Recipe by Geema
READY IN: 1hr 5mins
YIELD: 1 tart
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Butter a 9 inch baking dish or tart pan.
  • In a food processor, combine the almonds and 1/2 sugar and process until finely ground.
  • Be careful not to process too long or it will turn into almond butter!
  • Transfer the ground almonds to a medium bowl and stir in the flour and salt until blended.
  • In another medium bowl, whisk the eggs until frothy.
  • Whisk in the milk and melted butter until well blended.
  • Add the egg mixture to the almonds and stir to blend well.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared dish and spread to form an even layer.
  • Peel, quarter and core the pears.
  • cut each pear quarter into crossways slices, keeping the slices assembled as you go.
  • Slide one of the sliced pear quarters onto a metal spatula or spreader and set it on top of the batter.
  • Repeat with the remaining sliced pear quarters forming the spokes of a wheel.
  • Press the surface of the fanned pears down into the batter so that only the surface of the pears is showing.
  • Sprinkle the remaining sugar evenly over the pears and scatter the cut up butter bits over the top.
  • Bake the tart in the upper third of the oven until the batter is puffed and golden brown, 40-45 minutes.
  • Let the tart cool on a rack.
  • You could substitute mangoes, peaches, or apples for the pears, and have the same delicious results.
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