Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Jan 6 French Pear Tart

This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is especially exciting as it was selected by the author of Baking, Dorie Greenspan! She was generous enough to reply to TWDers' questions, and she's even baking along with the group this week - check out her beautiful tart! And then my rustic version.....

I think the pears in mine look like some kind of seafood. Especially my attempt at a 'rose'.

Anyway, I don't think I've tried making a tart before and don't have a tart pan, so I was a little anxious. I used a springform instead, which I think turned out ok. I need to try the Sweet Tart Dough again, I think I overworked the dough, it lost its "sandiness". In any case, even with my shortfalls, Boom said this was the best thing I've made in the last five years. The almond cream is very nice. I'm looking forward to trying it again as is and with apricots.

Next week: Savory Corn and Pepper Muffins selected by Rebecca of Ezra Pound Cake.


chocolatechic said...

I just love that rosette you made in the center.

Great job.

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

My crust was man-handled, too. You were not alone!

This design is lovely. I love the pear "spokes" leading to the rosette. Beautful.

TeaLady said...

I think your rose is cute. Nice job on the 'rustic' tart. Looks tasty.

Jules Someone said...

Lovely tart. I love the rose in the middle!