Macadamia-Pear Tart

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READY IN: 1hr 5mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 12
    cup flour
  • 12
    cup sugar, plus 1 tsp
  • 12
    cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts (, you can use other nuts as long as they are peeled & Toasted)
  • 12
    teaspoon baking powder
  • 14
    teaspoon salt
  • 12
    cup milk
  • 1
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla
  • 3
    ripe bartlett pears, , peeled,halved and cored
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350f.
  • Butter a 9 1/2" round ceramic tart or quiche pan.
  • Combine flour 1/2 cup sugar,nuts, baking powder& salt.
  • Stir milk, egg& vanilla until blended.
  • Add to flour mixture& stir until smooth.
  • Place each pear half, cut side down on a cutting board.
  • Cut crosswise into 1/4" slices.
  • Keep it in it's original shape and, using a spatula, place it in the buttered pan with the stem end facing toward the center.
  • Repeat with remaining pears.
  • Press pear halves to fan them slightly toward the center Pour batter over the pears, sprinkle tops with 1 tsp sugar.
  • Bake 35-40 minutes or until golden and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Cover and refrigerate until well chilled, serve cold.
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