Pear Almond Tart Recipes

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Chocolate Pear Almond Tart Recipe Recipe

This month, we're going to bake a lot in anticipation of Thanksgiving. So start pinning the dessert recipes you like, roll up your sleeves and get baking! The first tart recipe of a long series is flavored with one of my favorite flavor combinations: chocolate, pear and almond. 

I prepared a chocolate crust and made a creamy chocolate almond filling. The fruit topping was freshly picked from Lulu's uncle's tree. After a trip to the oven, out came our first Thanksgiving-worthy dessert! 


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Tarte Poire Noisette (Pear Tart with Hazelnut Cream) Recipe

Tarte aux poires et à la noisette sounds like a fancy-schmancy dessert but really, it's just a French tart made with hazelnut cream and ripe pears. That's about it. The only other embellishment is that I enhance the flavor of the nut cream with a little green anise.

Green anise seeds are usually infused in tea as a medicinal treatment for children's stomach aches. It's a pretty common remedy in Northern Africa. I love the sweet fragrance and the strong notes of licorice. You don't have to add the aromatic seeds to the nut cream but I think they pair wonderfully with pears.

Being French, it still is really remarkable to me that in America, French sounding names make products sound more luxurious (and expensive). I've even seen some products that have names that don't make sense in French, but I guess evoke a sense of elegance. Now that I've let you in on the secret, don't be fooled by fancy French names anymore! However, if you prepare this recipe for your friends or family, make sure that you use the French name to impress them. Better to be the "fool-er" than the "fool-ee!"


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