Pear and Almond Tart

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

2 eggs

120g almonds

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.



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2 thoughts on “Pear and Almond Tart

  1. trialsinfood January 19, 2013 at 12:56 pm Reply

    that tart looks lovely!

    • Kylie January 19, 2013 at 1:05 pm Reply

      Thanks! It really was yummy and so easy.

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