French Pear Tart (Tuesdays with Dorie)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

French Apple Tart
Dorie Greenspan's French Pear Tart

Happy Anniversary Tuesday with Dorie group! We're one year old! I didn't start at the beginning (need to go back and make the recipes I missed) but I have learned so so so much! I tried different recipes that I would have (sorry, Dorie) completely skipped over! I just love this group!

And guess who picked this week's recipe?
Dorie herself!! How cool is that?!

So, go to Dorie's cool blog for the recipe of the French Pear Tart...or better yet, buy her fantastic book, Baking: From My Home to Yours (page 368-369).

French Apple Tart
This delicious tart uses Dorie's partially baked sweet tart crust, an almond cream made with ground blanched almonds, and canned pears (you can also use fresh or poached pears too). This is similar to the Partridge in a Pear Tart I made last month. Both are sooooo delicious. I'd like to poach my own pears in the future too. I decided to mix it up and use my rectangle tart pan!

French Apple Tart
Thanks TWD group for all the great baking fun! Looking forward to another year of recipes! Be sure check out the other Tuesdays with Dorie bakers!
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Jessica said... [Reply to comment]

I'm super jealous of your rectangle tart pan. I really, really want one but I have to wait until I either make tarts on a weekly basis or get my big, fantastic dream kitchen. Until then, I'll just be jealous of yours!
The tart looks amazing!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Love the rectangular tart pan. I would love one but I am out of space for new pans that aren't absolutely necessary. Great job on the tart!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Your tarts are BEAUTIFUL! Nice job!

slush said... [Reply to comment]

I adore your tart pan too. So freaking cute. Your tart looks absolutely perfect :)

Mary said... [Reply to comment]

I want a rectangular tart pan too! I just bought my first round one last week...hmm...perhaps I will have to head back out to the store!
My three year old was VERY excited to see a playmobil figure in your last made his tiny three year old world day. :)

Megan said... [Reply to comment]

And, as always, your pictures and baked goods came out perfect!

Nancy/n.o.e said... [Reply to comment]

That tart is just too breathtakingly beautiful. Your pear fanning is impeccable and just look at the way the almond cream puffed! Great job.

April said... [Reply to comment]

Yours looks perfect, I love the shape and how nicely the pears baked up.

Mary Ann said... [Reply to comment]

I love the shape of your tart and I was wondering how this recipe would compare to the beautiful pear tart you made last month.

Snooky doodle said... [Reply to comment]

this look great. it is a nice substitute for my usual apple pie :)

Marthe said... [Reply to comment]

This tart looks absolutely perfect! I don't even own a tart pan... Must put it on my wishlist!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

It was a fabulous dessert, and I'm so glad Dorie picked it for this week and to start off the new year. The rectangular pan is a nice touch.

The Blonde Duck said... [Reply to comment]

That photo is so cool! I always love the way you make things look!

Amy of Sing For Your Supper said... [Reply to comment]

Great looking tart! And great pictures too! I'd love to get my hands on one of those rectangular tart pans...


Linda said... [Reply to comment]

your tart pan is perfect for this...what a gorgeous looking dessert!

Happy New Year Mary...looking forward to more delicious baking in 2009!

Cheers! Linda

Beryl said... [Reply to comment]

Love the rectangle shape. I am dying to get one of those. Beautiful job.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Ah... the pictures are looking fantastic, very artistic! YUM, YUM! I save all your RSS Feeds so I can go back for more recipes..

dharmagirl said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, wow, you've created a gorgeous tart!!!

PheMom said... [Reply to comment]

Let me just join in the ranks of those coveting your rectangular pan. I actually almost bought one recently but just couldn't decide between that and a square. I ended up getting the square this time. Your tart looks amazing!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Hooray for rectangular tart pans! I almost used mine for this recipe too, but after much deliberation I went with the circle. It looks great!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Your tart looks great! I love that you made it in a rectangle pan.

Cathy said... [Reply to comment]

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your tart! LOVE the rectangle pan, LOVE your pear fanning. I think it is so much fun to see different interpretations of the same recipe. So glad you enjoyed this -- it was wonderful, wasn't it?

Steph said... [Reply to comment]

ooo.. a rectangular pan and here I was thinking I need to get a circular one.. now i think i need both!! Your tart looks so nice and the pear slices are perfect.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

love the rectangle pan, i think i actually like the way that looks better than in the round.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Your tart looks beautiful...I have a rectangular tart tin headed my way (after-Christmas sales, score!) and I can't wait to try it out with this recipe.

CB said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful tart. I adore your rectangle tart pan. You and Laurie are making me want one every time I see it. Do you think Santa would make another trip for me? HAHA ::adding to my wish list::
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

vibi said... [Reply to comment]

Ooh! la la! Very slick, very clean and very square... makes very French! LOL
Absolutely beautiful!

Peggy said... [Reply to comment]

Love the look of your rectangular tart pan! I don't even own a tart pan. I think I need one though, don't you? hee hee. Good job on your pear tart!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, your tart looks so lovely in that shape...very pretty. Great job! I learn so much!

Judy said... [Reply to comment]

Really lovely, but then I liked your Partridge pie, too. I will have to try another tart in my rectangular pan now.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Ohhhhh, these layers look so good! Gotta get that tart pan.

Rachel said... [Reply to comment]

::knock knock:: Hi! Can I borrow your pan? Your tart is gorgeous. Serio. And the pears are so perfectly displayed on their bed of cream.

Monica H said... [Reply to comment]

Don't tell Dorie, but I think yours looks better than hers :-)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I love those rectangle pans and I think that shape works perfectly with the cut pears.

Maria said... [Reply to comment]

Yeah for one year! I love seeing what you make every week! Your tart is stunning!

Katrina said... [Reply to comment]

LOVE the square tart pan. I think I want to get one of those. The tart looks great and better yet--it tasted delicious!
I did mine with no pan, but it was still GREAT!

kimberly salem said... [Reply to comment]

they look delicious! love that pan, it looks beautiful with the pears lined up like that.

Lillian said... [Reply to comment]

Just gorgeous!

TeaLady said... [Reply to comment]

I like your rectangular tart pan. Very Cool!!!More to enjoy.... Nice job

Audrey said... [Reply to comment]

I had a feeling a rectangular pear tart would be pretty - and it is! Wasn't this incredible!?

Di said... [Reply to comment]

I really want a rectangular tart pan. =) Of course, I'm not really sure where I'd put it. But I could find somewhere, I know I could. Your tart looks really delicious.

Jules Someone said... [Reply to comment]

What a gorgeous looking tart!

Kitchen M said... [Reply to comment]

I love French pear tart! Yours look way better than how I make it though.

Liz said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, I am dying for a rectangular tart pan, and your pictures only make me want one more. Looks delicious!

(And your partridge in a pear tart was the first thing I thought of when I saw what this week's recipe was. Maybe you inspired Dorie's choice!)

Jamie said... [Reply to comment]

Your tart looks fantastic, I LOVE the shape!

Piggy said... [Reply to comment]

your tart looks very pretty in the rectangular pan. Great job!

Pamela said... [Reply to comment]

It looks beautiful! I love the square tart pan, Mary. Great job!

Gigi said... [Reply to comment]

I love how awesome your rectangle tart came out! LOVELY!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

What a beautiful tart!

AmyRuth said... [Reply to comment]

HI I just noticed you used a rectangular pan as well. Your tart looks lovely and your photos are really nice. My little pears sunk a wee bit. Still tasted nice.

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