06 March 2012

Tuesday Bake Day:Pear Tart

It's true. This post is making its appearance on Tuesday, not Friday as I have been trying to do. No one to blame but my 3D life!

Moving on...

How about a tart?

I really haven't cooked with pears very often but I am really thankful I did. Pears are juicy, but not too moist. They are easy to cut, pretty to look at and delicious! This tart dessert comes from the Parade Magazine (yes, the one found in the newspaper!) on Sunday. We had a recent influx of pears in our house and I was looking for a way to eat them all up. With only two people in our household, too much of something requires you eat it at breakfast, lunch and dinner.

So here I present, my newspaper recipe:

Pear Tart

1/2 Cup Butter, plus some for the pan
Juice of 1/2 a Lemon, divided
1 LB. Pears, cored & sliced 1/2" thick
1 Cup Flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Cup + 2 tablespoons Sugar
2 Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Butter 9" circular pan. Squeeze half of lemon juice on pears.
In a small bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt.
In another bowl, mix cream 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until mixture is light & fluffy.
Beat eggs into sugar mixture one at a time. Beat in flour mixture until batter comes together.
Spread batter into pan. Wrap and chill for 20 minutes.
Place pears on top of chilled batter in concentric circles. Squeeze remaining lemon juice onto pears. 
Mix 2 tablespoons & cinnamon together. Sprinkle over pears.
Bake 45-55 minutes or until edges are brown.
Let cool 10 minutes before eating.

This pear tart was really great! I loved the way it smelt while baking and the crust was delicious. I will definitely be making this again soon!

Thanks for reading! Enjoy!

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