I made this recipe at Christmas time and it went down a treat. It’s converted from a Donna Hay recipe and it is so quick and easy to make in the Thermomix.
The recipe uses pears, but I made mine with peaches and it was delicious. You could also use nectarines as well.
A loose bottomed flan tin would be ideal to make it in, however I only had a quiche dish and that was fine too. You may need to double the recipe, depending on the size of your dish. If you do so, it may need a little longer in the oven.
Pear and Almond Tart
90g butter, softened
90g brown sugar
40g plain flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 tsps finely grated lemon rind
2 Packham’s pears, peeled, cored and quartered
90 brown sugar, extra
raw sugar for sprinkling
double cream to serve
Preheat oven to 160 degrees C.
Place almonds in TM bowl. Process for 8-10 secs on sp 7 until you have meal. Set aside.
Place butter and sugar in TM bowl. 5-7 secs Sp 4.
Add eggs, almond meal, flour, baking powder and lemon rind. 5-7 secs Sp 4.
Spoon the mixture into a greased 9.5cm x 33cm loose bottom fluted tart tin (or quiche dish).
Place the pears and extra brown sugar in a bowl and toss to coat.
Press the pears into the tart mixture and bake for 35-40 mins or until cooked when tested with a skewer.
Sprinkle with raw sugar and allow to cool in the tin. Serve with double cream.
You can make this recipe using a regular food processor also. Just substitute the almonds for pre-bought almond meal. Follow the same steps and process each time until just combined.
- Pear and almond tart (wyff4.com)