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pear and almond tart recipeIf you are reading this in a reader, you might want to come over and take a look around at the new Baked Bree! I am delighted with the new look that was created for me by Erin and Melissa of Wooden Spoons Kitchen. They are wonderful, creative, and a pleasure to work with. I have never worked with two people before that understood my needs and wants and brought it to life. Their attention to detail is unparalleled and I could not be happier with the end result. Thank you ladies! One of the most amazing new features is the recipes section. It is so beautiful that I cannot even handle it. So, take a look around and welcome to the new home of Baked Bree.

We are participating in a crop share this winter from Nall’s Produce in Alexandria. Every Friday, I go to Nalls to pick up my crate. The crate has beautiful, fresh produce from local farmers. You can even add on organic milk, eggs, butter, and bread to your order. I look forward to seeing what I will have to play with for the week. On this particular week, I had some gorgeous Bartlett pears. I immediately remembered a tart that I saw Lorraine Pascale make on her show, and knew that was what I needed to make with those crisp pears. This recipe is made using grams, I used a kitchen scale to measure. If you do not have a kitchen scale, it is a good thing to have and something that I encourage all bakers to have. If you do not, you can use this measurement converter. I love almond anything, and this tart is undoubtedly the best thing I have made in a long time. I had every intention of giving it away, but could not bring myself to part with it.

nalls produce crop share

If you live in the Northern Virginia area, I urge you to look into the crop share through Nalls Produce. You will discover new fruits and vegetables and new ways to use them. It is a really great to support local farmers and a local business.

pear and almond tart recipe

pie crust (store bought or homemade)
100 grams room temperature butter
100 grams sugar
100 grams almond flour
3 Tablespoons flour
1 egg
1 Tablespoon amaretto
2 pears

Cream:
1/2 cup mascarpone cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup heavy cream
3 Tablespoons amaretto
3 Tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or extract)

pear almond tartUse a kitchen scale to measure the ingredients. I really love using a kitchen scale, it really makes a better end product.

pear almond tart recipeCream together butter and sugar. Add almond flour and regular flour.

pear almond tart recipeAdd egg, and amaretto. Mix until combined.

pear almond tart recipePress the pie dough in a tart pan. Peel and slice the pears into thin slices. I like to keep the slices together, they look so beautiful when you lay them into the tart pan.

pear almond tart recipeSpread the almond filling into the bottom of the tart.

pear almond tart recipePress the pears into the filling. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 35 to 45 minutes. The filling will puff a little and the crust will be golden brown. Let cool in pan for 10 to 15 minutes, then remove from pan. Let cool completely.

pear almond tart recipeMake the cream by whipping mascarpone and heavy cream until thick, add powdered sugar, amaretto, and vanilla bean paste.

pear almond tart recipeSprinkle tart with powdered sugar and serve with amaretto cream.

Pear Almond Tart with Amaretto Cream

Ingredients

  • pie crust (store bought or homemade)
  • 100 grams room temperature butter
  • 100 grams sugar
  • 100 grams almond flour
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon amaretto
  • 2 pears
  • Cream:
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 Tablespoons amaretto
  • 3 Tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or extract)

Instructions

  1. Cream together butter and sugar. Add almond flour and regular flour. Add egg, and amaretto. Mix until combined.
  2. Press the pie dough in a tart pan. Peel and slice the pears into thin slices. I like to keep the slices together, they look so beautiful when you lay them into the tart pan.
  3. Spread the almond filling into the bottom of the tart. Press the pears into the filling.
  4. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 35 to 45 minutes. The filling will puff a little and the crust will be golden brown. Let cool in pan for 10 to 15 minutes, then remove from pan. Let cool completely.
  5. Make the cream by whipping mascarpone and heavy cream until thick, add powdered sugar, amaretto, and vanilla bean paste.
  6. Sprinkle tart with powdered sugar and serve with amaretto cream.
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*Disclaimer – I was given the Deep Winter Crop Share from Nalls Produce, but all opinions are my own.*

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60 Responses to Pear Almond Tart with Amaretto Cream

  1. The new look is wonderful and as for that tart? I love the little slices of pear peeking through and the colour is so pale and dreamy – gorgeous recipe.

  2. Teresa says:

    Congratulations bree!!! The new website’s look is wonderful an super practical!! I love your recipes and have already tried a lot of them (all of them sooo delicious), even though i find a few problems sometimes with the ingredients as i am from brazil. Can i substitute the almonds flour for processed almonds?
    Thank you and thank you again for your amazing recipes

    • bakedbree says:

      Thank you! Almond meal or flour is just finely ground almonds. You can make it in the food processor very easily.

  3. What a beautiful tart…and beautiful new layout of the website! :D

  4. I love the new look, Bree! Simply beautiful. And this tart is amazing!

  5. Bree, this tart is gorgeous! And I love the updated site. Looks awesome!

  6. Wow, this may be the most beautiful tart I have ever seen! Well done!

  7. alison says:

    The new layout is beautiful! The tart looks quite amazing too.

  8. Natalie says:

    Such a lovely tart! The amaretto cream sounds incredible!

  9. This looks absolutely beautiful! The first thing I thought was that the pears looked like those little beehive shaped honey dippers :) Simply gorgeous recipe, sounds delicious too.

  10. Your new site is absolutely beautiful and breath-taking. It’s so clean cut, yet happy at the same time. :) I really like the “pin it” option on each of your photos too, it adds a nice touch and convenience.

    And even though I don’t like pears, this tart looks really beautiful too!

    • bakedbree says:

      Thank you Becca! I didn’t think that I liked pears either, but I liked these crisp Bartletts. But you could use cherries, apples, anything.

  11. Lisa VanBuskirk says:

    I’ll respectfully disagree with the new website in that the shade of yellow used for the hyperlinks in the text is actually hard for me to read (too light against white background), which is either my eyesight, IE7 & IE8 browsers’ rendition, or just my bad sense of color. But it won’t stop me from loving the website and recipes :)
    (and of course you don’t have to post this comment publicly)

    • bakedbree says:

      I appreciate the feedback. I took a look in IE8 and it is hard to read, but just fine on Firefox and Chrome. I’ll talk to my designer and see what she says.

  12. Denise says:

    Gorgeous pear tart – love pears with almond, and amaretto is even better!!

    And, I love the new site, though I did love the old as well. We are looking to redo Chez Us as well as the business – will have to check out the company you used!!

    • bakedbree says:

      Thank you Denise! I love almond anything, and this tart is easy and so delicious. Wooden Spoons did an amazing job, I could not be happier with the process and the final result.

  13. your new look is gorgeous Bree! the tart is calling my name. love it!

  14. Love the new look! :) And this tart is gorgeous! I cannot wait to give this a shot.

  15. Amanda says:

    This recipe looks so, so beautiful. As does your site! I just want to hang out here! :)

  16. Stephanie says:

    Love the new recipe section! So easy to navigate and sooo beautiful.

    Speaking of beautiful, that tart is stunnniiinggggg

  17. Dan says:

    This is the most amazing tart I’ve ever seen. I still can’t imagine how you managed to baked this beautiful shape!

  18. Your site makeover is gorgeous! Wooden Spoon did an excellent job! Makes me want a facelift, too!! Your pear tart is so unique and absolutely gorgeous! Very nice!

  19. Ann Thomas says:

    Love your new lay out!! That tart is worthy of masterchef………. brilliant photography as well!! Well done Bree!! There’s a reason why people like me are such ardent fans of yours irrespective of the fact that we live across the ocean from each other!!

  20. Vickie says:

    mmmm, almonds + pears, heavenly :)

  21. LOVE IT!! The new site and design is lovely!! So clean and fresh and ready for Spring! And don’t even get me started on this tart! It looks like those pears are floating in the dough. Such a wonderful look!

  22. The crop basket seems cool. Your tart came out beautifully and congratulations on the new look of your blog.

  23. [...] food. I am always looking for new ways to make hearty vegetable based meals. When I got my Crop Share this week, it had lots of carrots and parsnips in it so it was the perfect time to try to recreate [...]

  24. This looks so feminine and gorgeous! I want it for Mother’s Day or something. Heck, I’ll really take it any day, if I’m being honest :)

  25. silvia says:

    so delicious this pear tarte! I was ipnotized by your photos…and…I want to try this recipe!! really nice! bye silvia

  26. [...] food. I am always looking for new ways to make hearty vegetable based meals. When I got my Crop Share this week, it had lots of carrots and parsnips in it so it was the perfect time to try to recreate [...]

  27. This looks absolutely gorgeous and sweet! I would love to try this for a dinner party – I think it would be a hit!
    xo Emily @ Hungry Delights

  28. [...] have been loving my Crop Share from Nalls Produce. In this week’s crate, I was pleasantly surprised to see corn on the cob. [...]

  29. marla says:

    Such a gorgeous tart Bree!

  30. Thank you for sharing such delicious recipe, the pics inspire beauty, and invite us to share a precious moment with friends, have a nice day, liên

  31. Julie P. says:

    This recipe looks great! Do you know the approximate conversions for the butter, sugar, and almond flour?
    Thanks!

  32. Marissa says:

    I saw this tart on Pinterest and immediately clicked to find out if a real person had baked such a gorgeous tart! Great job on your food photography and also this splendid dessert. I plan on making this and hoarding it all to myself :) Your blog looks great, food looks delicious. Glad to have found your site!

    • bakedbree says:

      hahaha! I’m real. :) Thank you so much! I love this tart, it would be great with peaches right now since they are in season.

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