Rosy Poached Pear and Pistachio Tart (sans most of that) - Tuesdays with Dorie

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Rosy Poached Pear (Tart) Tuesdays with Dorie
Rosy Poached Pear Tart ...sorta

For this week's Tuesdays with Dorie selection, Lauren of I'll Eat You selected Rosy Poached Pear and Pistachio Tart on pages 370 and 371 of Dorie's book, Baking: From My Home to Yours.

If you are a pessimist, you could call this a major fail (not the recipe, but me).
If you are an optimist, you can call this a very figure friendly adaptation to the printed dessert.

Rosy Poached Pear (Tart) Tuesdays with Dorie Rosy Poached Pear (Tart) Tuesdays with Dorie
I only got my one pear poached. No crust. No nuts. No pastry cream. And, heck, no partridge in a pear tree.

But my pear ROCKS.

I don't drink so I tried poaching it in a Pomegrante Cranberry cocktail. However, after a few minutes on the stove, I knew the color of the drink wasn't strong enough to transfer to the pear. I searched the kitchen for other red products.

Hum, here is what I found:
1. ketchup
2. kimchi
3. sriracha "rooster" sauce
4. tomato sauce
5. cranberries in the freezer

Guess what I threw into the pot?

Rosy Poached Pear (Tart) Tuesdays with Dorie
Presenting the Pom Cranberry Poached Pear Tart!

I hope to someday make the whole recipe, but I am really enjoying this dairy-free option! ;)

Be sure to check out the other Tuesdays with Dorie bakers!

Lauren of I'll Eat You has the recipe

Rosy Poached Pear and Pistachio Tart on pages 370 and 371 of Dorie's book, Baking: From My Home to Yours.
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Audrie said... [Reply to comment]

I think poached pears are quite nice on their own! The cranberries gave the pear such a lovely tint of red.

CaSaundraLeigh said... [Reply to comment]

Looks like the cooking classes your taking are a blast--thanks for sharing what you are doing! I will be teaching six different culinary classes for our community starting in February and can't wait! Is your class just a demo or hands on as well?! I am still debating on what will work best :-)

Hindy said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful colour on that pear. Delicious all by itself!

Rebecca said... [Reply to comment]

That is one of the prettiest pears I have ever seen and I love the idea of not using alcohol. Good luck with the cooking classes!

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

Your pear is lovely indeed. Good move, choosing the cranberries from your available "red" options. I made my tart grain-free, but a future project is to create dairy free pastry "cream".

Katrina said... [Reply to comment]

I used a little POM juice in my much lighter version of this tart, too! But I didn't poach the pears. Yours look beautiful!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

I'd call that a success! I love, love, love poached pears, and what a great non-alcoholic idea.

betty geek said... [Reply to comment]

Ooh, I love this version. It seems low-fat and delicious. Something my waist line can finally appreciate!

Great adaptation, my friend.

steph- whisk/spoon said... [Reply to comment]

good idea to not use the kimchi! looks like a delicious figure friendly alternative!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Dear lord those pears look amazing. You're making me really hungry and I just had lunch. ~Shannon

Fresh Local and Best said... [Reply to comment]

Your poached pears are so beautiful!

Esi said... [Reply to comment]

I love the title for this. Anyway, I also love your creativity. It looks great and glad you were able to get a suitable alternative.

Pamela said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful! And think of the calories saved! :o)

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

I wish I had thought to just poach a pear and call it a day! I didn't have time to make all of the components so I didn't make anything. Your pear looks fantastic - I might just give this a try!

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