Recipe: Almond and pear tart

Recipe: Almond and pear tart Author: Style At Home


Recipe: Almond and pear tart

Time is valuable during the holidays and, as such, we recognize the need for simple delicious desserts with great taste. This casual take on a patisserie staple is just that, with buttery almond filling and fresh pear complementing each other perfectly. So ditch that fruitcake recipe once and for all; this tempting sweet tart recipe is going to be your new holiday go-to.

  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-⅓ cups almond meal
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 3 Gaucho pears, peeled, cored and halved
  • Raw sugar for dusting
  • Whipped cream for serving

DIY decor: Customize white napkins or tea towels using iron-on decals. Simply print your favourite design onto transfer paper and iron it onto your table linens.


1 Preheat the oven to 325°F. Lightly grease an 11" tart pan.

2 Add the butter and sugar to the bowl of a food processor; beat until just combined.

3 Add the eggs, almond meal, flour, baking powder and lemon zest and process until all the ingredients are just incorporated. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tart pan.

4 Arrange the pears, skin side down, on top of the tart mixture and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the tart comes out clean.

5 Sprinkle the tart with the raw sugar and allow to cool in the pan. Serve with whipped cream.

Prep time: 10 minutes.
Serves 6.


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Recipe: Almond and pear tart