Rustic Pear Tart

Rustic Pear Tart
Rustic Pear Tart

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/3

    cups all purpose flour

  • 3

    tablespoons sugar

  • 1/4

    teaspoon salt

  • 7

    tablespoons cold butter (no substitutes), cubed

  • 2-3

    tablespoons cold water

  • FILLIING:

  • 3/4

    cup sugar

  • 1/4

    cup slivered almonds, toasted

  • 1/4

    cup all purpose flour

  • 1-1/2

    teaspoons grated lemon peel

  • 1-1/2 to 3/4

    teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 4

    medium ripe pears, peeled and sliced

  • 1

    tablespoon butter

  • GLAZE (optional):

  • 1/4

    cup confectioners sugar

  • 1-1/2

    teaspoons milk

  • 1/4

    teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1/4

    cup slivered almonds, toasted

Directions

In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and salt;cut in butter until crumbly. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Roll out to a 14-inch circle.Transfer pastry to a 14 inch pizza pan. In a bowl combine the sugar, almonds, flour, lemon peel and cinnamon. Add pears; toss to coat. Spoon over the pastry to within 2 inches of edges; dot with butter. Fold edged of pastry over pears. Bake at 375 for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown. For glaze, combine the confectioners sugar, milk, and vanilla. Pour over warm tart. Sprinkle with almonds. Cool on wire rack. ***makes 8-10 servings***

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