It's the first day of Christmas and you get a partridge in a pear tart!
Have you had one of those days (months? years? lifetimes?) where you think:
1. I'm going to the dentist on Monday at noon.
2. I'm going to lunch with Sunshine on the 8th.
And completely not make the connection that Monday is the 8th?!
Well, I thought I had til the 8th to post my pie for the monthly group "You Want Pie With That?" It turns out we post by the 3rd and then vote for our favorite by the 8th. Sigh.
Although I'm late in submitting (due at 3:14 EST - get it? Pi? 3.14??), I wanted to get my pie on! It's my birthday week (yes, I'm going to mention this until my actual birthday on Sunday) and I need to make pie (or tart)!
This month's theme was selected by Anne of Anne Strawberry (such a great blog!!) and it's Holiday Songs!
Twelve Days of Christmas."
I used Dorie Greenspan's Sweet Tart Pastry dough and popped it into the freezer for 20 minutes (remember, I was late in my post!)
recipe for Pear and Almond Tart to make the almond filling.
1/2 cup almond paste (I still have some leftover from making the pignoli cookies)
1/4 c sugar
1/4 c flour
1/2 stick of butter
1/2 t vanilla
2 T sour cream (addition to recipe based on someone's comment)
recipe and got a few cans of pears! I brushed a little melted butter on top of the pears before baking at 375 for 45 minutes.
can mention my birthday all week). I want to try it with real pears, apples, and my favorite Asian pears.
You Want Pies with That?" bakers! They are all super creative with this month's theme!