Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Honey Almond Pear Tart
The first Tuesdays with Dorie recipe for this week was picked by Kayte of Grandma’s Kitchen Table. She chose Honey Almond Fig Tart. Since figs are not in season, I think you will see many variations of this recipe! You can get the complete recipe on Kayte’s blog. Dorie suggests substituting grapefruit for the figs, but grapefruit is good only in moderation in my book. I used pears and made mini tarts and I was so pleased with the results.
The key to this tart is the honey almond cream, which is outstanding. You could pair this stuff with anything and it would be good. Ground almonds, honey, butter, sugar, and eggs sure come together in a very good way. I thought that the tart kind of tasted like baklava. I love honey and I was so happy that that flavor came through so much. I topped each tart with a few thin slices of pears, which I think went so nicely with the almond honey cream. I’m sure this would be good with figs but I’m not sure it would be better than the pear.
I think that this is one of my favorite recipes that I have made as part of Tuesdays with Dorie. I’m surprised that we saved it until the very end, but it was so good. I’ll certainly be making this again!
Recipe from Baking from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, page 373