Posts made in November 28th, 2012

Caramelized Pear Almond Tart

Posted by on Nov 28, 2012 in Family Hour, Pastries and Viennoiseries, Tarts and Pies, Tutorials | 2 comments

Caramelized Pear Almond Tart

The day after Thanksgiving our family’s tradition is put up the trees and decorate them and the whole house while waiting for Sydney’s favorite holiday tart, an almond cream tart. The recipe has been handed down from my great great grandmother, through the years I am sure each generation has changed the recipe a little. My change was to use crème frâche versus mascarpone, but this year I also caramelized the pears. I actually added crystalized sugar and flamed them with a torch. I must admit neither Sydney nor I had intended to flame the pears, but I accidentally didn’t...

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