Sunday, February 8, 2009

Pear Tart

The pears at the farmers market this morning just called out to me -I answered their summons and made this scrumptious tart:

Pear Tart
inspired by Julia Child's Mastering French Cooking

Pate Brisee crust, baked for about 15 minutes
4-6 bosc pears, peeled, cored and sliced
1/2 c sugar
2 tbs butter
handfull of fresh or frozen cranberries

Sprinkle 3 Tbs of the sugar on the crust. Arrange the pears in the crust as you like. Here, I kept them in the shape of the pear but sliced them. It's more traditional to slice them horizontally. You can also simply arrange the slices in concentric circles within the crust. Place cranberries in center and in spaces between pears. Sprinkle the rest of the sugar on top and dot with butter. Bake for 30-40 minutes. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Tricia said...

wait, i think i just posted under your bean loaf instead of your tart, i meant to tell you your Pear Tart looks amazing, cuz it sure do grrl. woot!