French Pear Dessert Recipe
Here is another great French pear dessert recipe - this one includes chocolate too! My downstairs neighbor who hails from Alsace made this tart for tea the other day. I loved the combination of chocolate and pear and was pleased to find out how simple it is to make.
The Alsace-Lorraine region has many of their own traditional French pastries and my neighbor is an expert baker. At Christmastime she offered us an incredible plate of cookies, at least 7 or 8 varieties. I don't know how she did that as she has two toddlers to keep her busy enough already!
She advises that this pear dessert recipe should not go in the refrigerator as the chocolate hardens and it can become very difficult to slice prettily. However, with the egg topping, you should be careful with leftovers and refrigerate them. Or just do like us: I baked it in the afternoon and we ate it in the evening. No leftovers, no problems!
As always I recommend that you freeze the tart shell for 15 minutes to 1/2 hour once it is fitted to the pan to prevent slippage and bubbling.