Pear Tart Recipe
Easy French Fruit Dessert
This easy pear tart recipe features a filling of ground almonds, butter, eggs and sugar called frangipane
. It is the basis for other French fruit desserts as well. This style of tart is known as a tarte amandine
and includes other French recipes showcasing all sorts of yummy fruits with an almond paste background. You might like to try this recipe with apricots, berries, apples, or even figs.
- The almond paste in this recipe is called frangipane and it is a popular ingredient in many French desserts, including this King Cake
recipe (la galette des rois). Frangiapne is made by mixing almond flour with butter, eggs and sugar.
- This recipe calls for canned pears and a pre-made pastry shell. You could of course substitute fresh pears and make your own pie crust, but there is no need.
- If you choose you can arrange you pears in a layered, spiraling pattern. This is called a rosace in French and definitely adds an elegant, if unnecessary, touch.
- For a knock out dessert, serve this pear tart recipe with chocolate sauce.