Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tuesdays with Dorie~ French Pear Tart



HAPPY NEW YEAR TWD!! I am so excited to be part of TWD as the group celebrates a whole year of baking fabulous recipes from the book "Baking; From My Home to Yours" by Dorie Greenspan.

I've been thrilled to be a part of this awesome group and could not think of a better way to kick off a new year - a second year of TWD - than with this delicious French Pear Tart. In addition to the excitement of the French Pear Tart itself, this weeks pick was one I've been looking forward to, because it was chosen by Dorie Greenspan!!
Visit Dorie's site to see the real deal, and the TUESDAYS WITH DORIE BLOGROLL to see everyone's tarts ;o)



I loved this recipe because it was perfect to pace out over a Sunday morning.
I made the crust first, then while it froze I made the Almond creme. (Thanks to Dorie suggesting in the recipe that the creme can be made ahead~)
Then the crust cooled and the creme fridged while we had lunch, after that, I poached pears and baked it up! My knife skills are a work in progress, but I think I did an ok job to be improved upon next time!

This tart is beautiful and INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS- Nate and I both love this tart and would make it again

If you don't already own Baking; From my Home to Yours...run on out and buy it, you will bake more in 2009 than ever before! WOOOHOO!!



Tune in next week for Savory Corn & Pepper Muffins~ I can't wait!

13 comments:

n.o.e said...

This was my husband's favorite Dorie recipe too. I love the way your pears are fanned - I thought that was the trickiest part. btw, cute picture of your "babies!"
Nancy

chocolatechic said...

Beautiful tart.


Now I just need to get a tart pan.

Joelen said...

Gorgeous tart! I loved this recipe as well, especially the crust!

Cooking for Comfort by Jennifer said...

You did a fabulous job! Such a beautiful tart!!!!

Joy the Baker said...

What a beautiful tart! So elegant!

Karen said...

Looks beautiful! I'm impressed that you poached your own pears! I'll look forward to the corn and pepper muffins!

CB said...

Beautiful pictures. Love the way the light shines on them. Glad you and N enjoyed the recipe!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Erin said...

Your tart looks beautiful!

Jennifer said...

I agree, this was a perfect Sunday morning recipe. I, unfortunately, chose to make mine while preparing dinner! (Too many things going on at once=undercooked chicken!) Nevertheless, the tarts came out really good and are so delicious!
I'm excited about the muffins, too, and am planning a whole meal around them. I'm thinking of making chipotle chicken and tomato soup.

MaryBeth said...

Wonderful looking tart...I am not too fond of pears so I would most likely use apples.

Piggy said...

there's nothing wrong with your knife skill, the pears looked perfectly sliced. Yummy looking tart, btw!

The Food Librarian said...

Wonderful! This looks delicious and I love that you poached your own pears (I went for canned but want to try again w poached). Happy New Year!

Jaime said...

your tart is beautiful! great job - the crust is golden and perfect