This week, we at Tuesdays With Dorie are actually "baking with Dorie" in a virtual cyberspace sense kind of way! Dorie Greenspan herself chose this week's adventures in baking - and it was delicious!
This was the tart out of the oven waiting for it's apple jelly glaze.
I am always kind of anxious when baking something for the first time and I don't have a picture to go by. I should have done what other people on the list did and search the internet for a picture, but I didn't and it was OK anyway! It was more than OK...My husband and I really loved it as well as my daughter-in-law! The tart crust was incredible...more like a cookie and the sweet almond cream nestled the pears with just the right sweetness and nutty flavor! I only wish I had a tart pan with the removable bottom since we lost some of that delicious crust in the pan I cooked it in, but my daughter-in-law wasn't going to leave those crumbs behind! Haha!
It was a pretty straight-forward recipe and now that I've made it, I think I could easily do again. And I love that you can use the canned pears and come out with a wonderful tasting dish and not feel guilty about not having done everything from scratch!
Something very simple with such an elegant look and wonderful taste...that's an A+ in my book! Thanks Dorie for all your wonderful recipes. It is really a pleasure trying them all!
I have a wonderful husband. We even worked together for a long time! Now I'm not working outside the home and we are a couple of empty nesters (except for our doggies & kitties!) I've always loved to cook and bake, just never had the time!