Hope this helps! The cream swallowed one of my pears, but from the comments I see it could be that that pear was on the small side. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Dianne – there is no liquid in the pie dough (aside from the egg yolk). it was my first try, and i wll try it again. Bake 7 to 10 minutes more or until pastry is light brown. Added candied orange peel to the mix and a little cardamom in the crust. Also used peach jam instead of apricot since that's what we had. I followed the recipe exactly as written and had no issues…well actually, instead of anise, I used ginger in the poaching liquid. I just made this tart last night and had a piece for breakfast!!! It’s a pretty traditional addition to frangipane, but I have a feeling you could leave it out without any issues (or substitute it with a GF 1:1 flour blend if you have it, or just additional almond flour). Sorry if this question has been asked already. On a lightly floured surface, roll out pastry to a 10 by 12-inch rectangle. Going to try it again tomorrow. The combo of jam & lemon juice really added a nice but subtle tartness that would have otherwise been missed. Try reusing the liquid for poaching other pears or as a simple syrup in cocktails, etc. Do you mean that the frangipane took a long time to turn golden and puff up in the oven? As is the case with many tart recipes, this pear frangipane tart requires you to blind-bake the tart dough prior to adding the filling. The dough  came together great and cooked up buttery golden brown. I wrapped the edge in foil once the crust was filled to prevent the edges from getting too dark. Serve or transfer the pears to a large container and refrigerate for up to one week. The best substitute would be (maybe) a GF flour substitute. Prick pastry (inside the rim) all over with a fork (this ensures that the dough inside the border does not puff up like the outer rim will). Also, not sure why one side of the crust kinda collapsed but it didn’t cause any major issues. Please note that this is similar to a cookie dough (pate sucree) than a pie dough. I would always suggest having a separate oven thermometer, as it is VERY common that oven calibrations are off by as much as 25+ degrees. I’m so excited to partner with Harry & David once again to bring you one of my favorite classic dessert recipes! This crust never shrinks on me either. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. It won’t be able to be rolled unless it is refrigerated, in which case it should be able to be rolled out. And watch videos demonstrating recipe prep and cooking techniques. My tart was a hit, and was devoured on the spot. If you’re referring to the tart dough, unfortunately the answer is no. Combine the sugars, cornstarch, cinnamon and allspice. Peel, halve, and core pears, then cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices, holding slices together to keep pear shape intact. Unfold. Cut pastry sheet into four equal squares. Hi Ang! I weighed and measured it twice just to be sure, and yep 80g a cup, so I added another scant 1/2 cup (35g) to adhere to the weight specified in the recipe and I’m glad I did, as the frangipane baked up just fine. The crust was also a bit crumbly like others noted. of the sugar mixture. I also made the frangipane ahead of time to let the almond flour absorb the moisture from the eggs to even-out the consistency. Boil 1 to 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. FILLING: 16 oz. Stir to combine. … My tart came out great! I should have turned the oven down a bit as it’s a fan but it was fine. For the commenters who said their crust was too dry but they measured precisely, perhaps it was the quality of butter. Sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy it. I will be making this for Thanksgiving, Christmas or just because! The poaching liquid should almost completely cover the pears. Have now made twice. Fabulous tart. With all respect, it sounds like your oven runs hot. What kind of pears can I use if I don’t have royal riviera pears? Tuck dough edges around fruit. I don’t know which is off, but I recommend rechecking this recipe. You could definitely fan them out a bit more and it shouldn’t be an issue but I do like having at least some of frangipane exposed because it will brown more evenly and allow it to set better and contribute additional texture to the tart. So sorry for the late reply. Using melon baller or small paring knife, core the pears from the bottom end. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases. … Unfold the thawed puff pastry on a lightly floured surface. I listed some options because I know people are working with different things. This is a Great recipe! Hi Jane. Thank you! I’ve had no trouble getting the dough to come together and it’s so easy to make. I’m using a different gluten free tart crust, just wondering about the purpose of the flour in the filling? Some commercial unsalted butters have higher moisture content than others. Maybe I need to check the temp of my oven? I am going to try to make them as individual 3.5″ tartlets, and will be sure to let you know how that goes. But it is not. We don’t know if the whipped cream is (optional) in our opinion though :-)!! A Beautiful Plate is a recipe website dedicated to simplifying the art of cooking and sourdough bread baking. it was absolutely delicious. Traditional sweet tart dough does not contain any standard liquid like water, I think you might be expecting this to be similar to a pie dough in that way? Just wondering if I can arrange the pear slices so they cover the filling in a fan-like pattern. Sorry I can’t be more helpful. 10 Affordable Everyday Food Photography Backgrounds, 3 Harry & David Royal Riviera Pears, firm yet slightly ripe, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqWvxLkzMiw. I would also watch the baking times a bit more closely too. The vanilla bean paste that I’m referring to a different product, not the equivalent of scraping an actual vanilla bean – it has other ingredients that dilute the flavor. This morning it was chilled and ready to fill. Let stand 3 minutes to soften. Hand picked at peak maturity, Royal Riviera pears are buttery, sweet, and incredibly juicy. This classic pear frangipane tart uses my all-time favorite Harry & David product: their famous Southern Oregon grown Royal Riviera pears. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 C) for 40 to 55 minutes, or until the frangipane has risen substantially around the pears and is deep golden brown in color. You do not want to allow the pears to fully ripen or they will break down during the poaching process. flavor! Combine butter and 1/3 cup sugar in bowl. Ideally, you want to be able to remove it from the tart pan too (which is why I recommend a tart pan with a removable bottom) Definitely possible, but I can’t give any specific recommendations on adapting it. Are you referring to the tart dough recipe or in the filling? It appears you’ve forgotten the liquid in the tart dough…. I will reduce the sugar in both the frangipane and the poaching liquid. Usually the expensive butters, like Irish or Amish rolled, are much denser and lower in moisture, sometimes just enough to make a dough seem dry when it’s assembled. With a dry pastry brush, brush away any excess flour. Roll butter into flour until it is in long flexible strips, using a bench scraper to scrape butter off rolling … I like to garnish it with a simple dusting of sugar. STEP 2. Dust with powdered sugar just before serving or serve with lightly sweetened whipped cream. Exquisite pear and almond tart video recipe from Rachel Allen. All around an excellent recipe! Yes! Make an x shaped cut at the bottom of each peach and blanch the peaches in the boiling water for about 1 minute. Hi. Material may not be duplicated or republished without permission. . Spoon apples and/or pears into centers of tarts. Glad that it worked for you and you tried it again! Sprinkle with walnuts. The frangipane swallowed the pears. Even though the frangipane in my pie did not firm up, It is still super yummy!!! When you bake yours how do you achieve the beautiful golden brown pears? Not too happy with this one. Alternatively, there is a chance that the crust also gained too much color during the blind-baking, which would also make it brown even more quickly during the final bake. Thank you for this very well-written and tested recipe. If the crust is browning too quickly – and the frangipane has not set (you definitely don’t want to undercook the filling – I would suggest creating a ring of foil to lightly cover the edges of the crust while it finishes baking, as people do with pie crusts, etc. I am attending a ladies dinner and then a ladies brunch the next day to get to know the ladies at my new church, and the events are french-food themed. Meanwhile, bring reserved nectarine-peach liquid to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat. … Trim the seeds and core and toss the slices in the sugar. Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail. My family has been ordering Royal Riviera pears over the holiday season for as long as I can remember. This recipe was tested multiple times and has received a LOT of positive reviews. I made this tart back in January and it came out beautifully. Mine was the same as Sachi’s after following the recipe. Wow this is really beautiful ! Bake until firm in the center and lightly browned on top, about 40 minutes. Tasted like it came from a fancy French bakery, the whole family was very impressed. When tart is done, place large platter over top of tart. Have you frozen individial slices before? Very very yummy and actually very straightforward to follow for someone (such as myself) who has never made one before. It ensures that the tart dough is cooked through completely, gains a deep golden color (aka. It does sound like perhaps you added too much pear, as the entire surface of the tart is definitely not supposed to be covered, and I think perhaps the moisture from the pear (and just having no surface area exposed) would cause some issues. Slice the pears in half lengthwise, and then cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch thick slices. Roll just a bit to a thickness of about 1/8 … Once tart has finished baking, remove from oven. My crust and tart almost burned! It honestly could have been sold in a French patisserie: it was that ideal in appearance and taste. Like, so juicy that you’ll have to stand over a sink while you eat them. However, I do have a question. Cook until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture has become a golden-brown caramel. Do you think it is because of my oven temperature? I might recommend your favorite other gluten free flour alt like coconut, to give it a different flavor as it’s quite strong in the frangipane and I think having the tart crust a different texture/flavor break from the almond is nice. I’m a baking noob and this was my first tart ever and also first time making crust from scratch. Hi, I’m Laura! So you can imagine my excitement when two boxes of my favorite pears arrived on my doorstep, and I was asked to create a fun new pear recipe for you. Brush peach glaze over entire tart, both fruit and pastry. Sprinkle pears with sugar, pear liqueur, and dot with cubes of butter. Posts may contain Amazon Associate or RewardStyle affiliate links. They’re incredible, always arrive in perfect condition, and never ever disappoint. I brainstormed a few ideas, but kept coming back to one of my favorite desserts of all-time: pear frangipane tart. Everyone I served it to complimented me. Very yummy, I may add a bit more lemon zest to both filling and crust. Any leftovers can be kept at room temperature for 1-2 days. I like to add fresh lemon zest, a touch of dark rum (optional), and pure vanilla extract. Pronounced fran-juh-pan, frangipane is a dessert filling made from ground almonds, butter, eggs, sugar, and small amount of unbleached all-purpose flour. While you can prepare several components of this tart ahead, it is best served the day of baking. Thank you for the recipe. For this tart recipe, we’ll be poaching whole cored pears in a simple syrup infused with cinnamon sticks, star anise pods, and vanilla bean. Along all 4 sides, fold over a 1/2-inch of the edge to create a ridged border around pastry. You can also brush the top with a simple apricot glaze for shine if you desire. Blind baking adds another step to this recipe, but is very important for the final result. Brush top of this rim with egg wash as well. Beth, This dough is a bit tricky to make without a food processor. Spread frangipane filling evenly in tart shell. We each had a piece and gave the rest to friends. You could certainly try, but I’m worried it would impact the texture, particularly of the pears, or result in it being a bit soggy when after defrosting. I just made the tart yesterday under self-quarantine. Hope this helps! I’m making these beautiful pear frangipane tarts for the first night’s desert. I recently tried a crust made of a mix of almond flour, oatmeal flour and unbleached flour. Hmm…did you scale the ingredients? Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes and cool. While you can flavor frangipane any number of ways, the frangipane filling for this tart is kept fairly traditional. Transfer to an ungreased baking sheet. Hi Cynthia! Hope this helps!! This classic French pear tart is made with a sweet tart dough, poached pears, and frangipane (almond cream). It rises as it bakes, and has a wonderful texture and almond flavor that beautifully compliments pears. Frangipane fillings need time to cook through, and 25 minutes is not sufficient – if you glance at any basic pear tart recipe, my instructions and temperatures are the standard. Or maybe it is because I covered the whole frangipane with pears, so it is harder to get the frangipane? Thanks. I’ve never used that flour substitute, but glad to know that you could adapt it slightly to make it work for you! Hope this helps! Learn how your comment data is processed. Remember that you will be cooling the pears in the liquid, so do not overcook. With all of your answers to the comments and tips and shared knowledge of the baking times and crust dough consistency, I feel pretty confident at being able to adapt this beautiful dessert into darling individual portions, just as beautiful as the full-sized version. It should be similar to a sugar cookie dough in texture, and very smooth. Drizzle fruit in each tart with 2 tsp. The pears should be tender, yet not at all mushy. I imagine you could, if you’re trying to make it gluten free. Needed to use approx 5 tsp water to hold crust together but it came out perfect. hot nectarine-peach liquid over exposed fruit in center of tart. Superb. Bake tart until crust is golden and filling thickens and darkens, about 30 minutes. While it’s tempting to just enjoy them on their own, Royal Riviera pears are fabulous for baking, as they have a very buttery texture and maintain their shape extremely well. Thank you again! Pour in enough of the boiling water from the kettle to come halfway up the side of the pie plate. My appreciative friends and family rarely discern the difference! You just will have a little bit extra dough and filling, so be mindful of that. Remove from the heat. Thaw puff pastry at room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes. I followed the recipe with the exception of using 1/2 all-purp flour & 1/2 white whole wheat flour. I slid the tart pan into a plastic bag and refrigerated it overnight. This is wonderful! Thank you ???? I fully came to appreciate frangipane in culinary school. This would make an excellent dessert for Thanksgiving or enjoyed over the rest of the holiday season. Ideal for people who don't want to make pastry. So glad you enjoyed it! However, it is also VERY common for ovens to run hot (or cold), so having a separate oven thermometer will always ensure more consistent results, especially if your crust was burning. Hi Laura! Preheat your oven to 180 C / Gas 4. In a small bowl, lightly beat together egg and 1 tablespoon water to create an egg wash. With the pastry brush, brush entirety of dough sheet surface with egg wash. Hope this helps! It’s definitely not ideal at all, because the fill would be fairly shallow and the crust wouldn’t properly fill a pie plate. 1 can (26 ounces) pear halves, drained and thinly sliced lengthwise, Poached Pears in Honey, Ginger and Cinnamon Syrup. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Using a large spoon, gently lower the cored, whole pears into the poaching liquid. The all purpose just thickens it a bit, and provides some gluten for structure. Sorry I can’t be more helpful! My 4 month old ended up in the hospital and Christmas is being postponed for 2 weeks. This elegant dessert makes a wonderful dessert over the fall and winter season! Hi Sachi! I had to add  a few tablespoons of water?? I wonder if the flour was potentially over measured, which could also explain why it was drier. … Pears are sliced thinly, tossed in spices and then layered on top of the tart. Just tried this with conference pears as that is all i had. Drizzle tarts with … Once mixture has completely melted, push through a fine mesh strainer to remove any lumps or pieces of fruit. Our neighbors gave us a box of Harry & David pears, so, as thanks, I cooked 3 of them into this tart today and gave them back, haha! I will definitely be trying more of your recipes. if i don’t have all purpose flour could i use almond flour as a substitute? Thanks in advance! I always recommend using a scale if possible or fluffing, spooning, and leveling the flour to get as close to scaling as possible. Peach and pear tarts. Please let me know how it turns out!! This classic French poached pear tart is made with a sweet tart dough and filled with poached pears and frangipane (almond cream). Thanks for the feedback Laura! Hi Marvis! © 2020 Discovery or its subsidiaries and affiliates. Can I replace the all-purpose flour in the filling with almond flour to make it gluten free? I definitely won’t cover the whole tart with pear next time. very nice approach. Place chilled pastry atop hot fruit. It has become a long-standing tradition and one we look forward to each year. We’re home now and I was wondering if I could make it now, as my pears are perfect for poaching, and then freeze the whole tart for two weeks? Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Amazing tart. That should be fine. Cut each pear into quarters, remove the core and cut each quarter into 3 or 4 slices. Set aside. Tastes even better the next day! But I was able to press it into the tart pan and it still came out nearly perfect after being baked. I scale my ingredients – but if you are using measuring cups, be sure to fluff the flour and spoon it gently into a measuring cup, then level. Peel the pears, leaving the stem on, and gently rub each pear with the lemon half to prevent the pears from oxidizing. Dad said it was the best Christmas dessert he’s had in years! Made this a few days ago! Loved it, thanks for the recipe. I ended up taking the tart out after 25 minutes and was so thankful I checked on it or my Thanksgiving dessert would have been ruined. Nice recipe. Thanks for a great recipe! Very crumbly and couldn’t be rolled. I followed all the directions to a T and double checked myself afterward. Hi Kate, it sounds like your oven might run a bit hot. Stay safe and well. In keeping with tradition, this pear tart uses poached pears for the filling. All of your directions were spot on. I’ve had people make this tart before with great success, but it appears that some people are having trouble, so I may test it again and add further instruction. Spoon into pastry case, arrange the peach slices across the top in a pattern and bake for 30-40 mins until golden. Frangipane is made from finely ground almonds, aka. almond flour. Unfortunately the end result of this round was that my pastry was a bit saw-dusty. I’m sorry to say that, but I don’t want to inform you otherwise and have you waste any ingredients. Usually I modify recipes to meet my standards but this one has no need for improvement. I used wild Baltimore City pears. BAVARIAN PEACH/PEAR TART : CRUST: 1 c. butter 2/3 c. sugar 1 tsp. Almond flour does not behave the same way, and it would be a greasy melting mess. Cool the pears to room temperature in the poaching liquid. I always weigh my ingredients in metric and my almond flour (Kirkland Brand) came out to 80g for a cup. Vanilla is a flavoring agent – not structural to the recipe, so you can always adjust or adapt vanilla in any recipe. Transfer the dough and any smaller pieces to a clean countertop, and knead - pressing the dough down with the heel of your hand - until it is completely smooth. It isn’t a pie crust, it is a pate sucree crust and should resemble more of a sugar cookie dough than a laminated dough. Glad it worked out well when you pressed it into the pan though, that would definitely work with this type of pastry dough! One important thing to keep in mind when poaching is to always use firm, just barely ripe pears. I see! We’ve given our parents the Harry and David Fruit of the Month club and sometimes can’t resist buying these pears for ourselves. Press remaining peach half and quarters, rounded side down, atop first layer. Had to adjust oven temp as mine runs a bit hot, but it is absolutely delicious and will impress all your guests! I did have to adjust the baking time, but maybe my new oven doesn’t display the right temperature. Real vanilla beans are incredibly flavorful, so I find that you really don’t need nearly as much as you would extract/paste product to get the same effect. Hi Martha, it’s more traditional to core pears before poaching as it will reduce the cook time (and it makes it a bit easier to gauge that they’re cooked through but not overcooked) – but I don’t really see why you can’t poach them whole either. Pears stuffed with sweet Gorgonzola Dolce cheese and candied fruit or chocolate. True, you must shepherd the oven temp and time. STEP 1. Wonderful recipe! On a lightly floured surface, roll the chilled dough into a large circle about nine inches in diameter. To be honest, I could just eat the pears by themselves, they are so yummy after being poached! The tart is best served on it’s own or with a simple dollop of whipped cream. Quickly turn skillet upside down to invert tart. Nice work! Get Peach Pear Tart Recipe from Food Network You can also find 1000s of Food Network's best recipes from top chefs, shows and experts. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I didn’t have almond flour, so I just food processed almonds to tiny bits. This one’s a keeper for sure. Scraped it off and it was still delightful!! The pears should still be visible and not swallowed by the frangipane – that would happen if perhaps the pears were overcooked or you used smaller pears? Something is off on the temperatures or the times in this recipe. It may be an insignificant step but sometimes little things like this distinguish an amateur from a professional result. Once done pressed into a pan it was fine. The tart was delicious!! Remove from the boiling water and dip into cold water, then remove the skin. My base actually cracked but I googled how to fix it and it came out perfectly fine. Can you make the tart with almond flour instead of all purpose? Preheat oven to hot, 200°C. 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