How to make it

  • Serve with lightly sweetened whipped cream mixed with mascarponeTo make the pastry, put the flour, butter, sugar, and salt in a food processor, and process until the mixture ressembles breadcrumbs. In a small bowl or measuring cup, mix together the egg yolk, with the vanilla and water. With the machine running, pour in this mixture and process until the dough just comes together. Press the dough into the bottom and up the sides of a 10 inch springform pan and chill until needed.
  • Meanwhile, peel, halve, and core the pears. Spread the breadcrumbs over the bottom of the prepared tart shell, and arrange the pears all over the bottom with the rounded side out. You may need to cut some of the pears to fit in the shell
  • To make the filling, put the sugar, butter, almonds, whole egg, flour in the food processor and process until smooth. Cover the pears with the almond mixture. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven until golden brown, approx. 1 hour. Let rest for an hour before serving (This torte will keep in the fridge for a week).

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  • roseisarose 9 years ago
    Ooooooowhat a great sounding recipe to try....Thanks.
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    juels ate it and said...
    Wow, how good does that sound! I love pears, and combining them with mascarpone and almonds sounds like a piece of heaven!
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...

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    krumkake ate it and said...
    Wow, the desserts just keep getting richer and richer! I love mascarpone, and this tart sounds like it would be a wonderful dessert for company. I've never mixed it into whipped cream before, but I can imagine the heavenly taste!
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