Hello again! What a day we are expecting today! Heavy snow just a day before Thanksgiving? Noooo I hope all your travel plans won’t be delayed or canceled and you’ll get in time to celebrate Thanksgiving with your loves ones.
I promised yesterday when I shared with you our side dish for Thanksgiving dinner this year Mushroom, Potato and Pancetta Gratin that will be back today with our dessert. I will be making Pear Almond Tart.
Considering that the side dish is rich and decadent, I needed a lighter dessert. There was no way having chocolate dessert after the whole main dish! Pears are on my daughter’s favorite fruit list and my hubby will never say no to a fruit dessert (as long as there is no chocolate involved) so finding this recipe was just what I was looking for 🙂
I am serving my pear almond tart with vanilla ice cream or with vanilla custard. Personally, I like it with vanilla custard, I am a custard addict 🙂 I admit…My hubby on the other hand will wanna have it with vanilla ice cream. Best part is this pear almond tart goes perfect with both of them, so whatever you are choosing, will be amazing!
You can make this tart ahead and reheat it before serving. If you choose to make it on the day, it takes around 30 minutes for preparation and 50minutes baking it.
- 1 shortcrust pie crust
- 3 ripe pears peeled, cored, thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp flaked almonds
- 1 cup oats
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1/3 cup almond meal
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 butter stick finely chopped
- 3 tbsp honey
Preheat the oven at 355F/ 180C.
Brush with a lightly beaten egg your shortcrust pie crust and place it in the oven for 5 minutes to get that golden color.
Meanwhile toss pear, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Set aside for 10 minutes.
To making topping, combine oats, flour and almond meal in a large bowl. Stir in sugar and add your butter, tubing it in using your fingertips, until combined. Stir in the honey too.
Increase your temperature to 395F/200C. Spoon pear mixture into the tart shell, spreading to cover base evenly. Add oat mixture, ensuring it fits in and around pears neatly, pushing with your fingers so the pears are completely covered. Scatter with flaked almonds and sprinkle with extra sugar. Bake for 30 minutes, until golden. Allow stand in the pan for another 10 minutes after removing from oven.
Serve with vanilla custard or vanilla ice cream.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!