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Pear & Almond tart

 

Ingredients

Pear & almond tart mix:

  • 700g butter
  • 700g icing sugar
  • 120g plain flour
  • 700g eggs
  • 700g ground almonds

Sweet pastry:

  • 1620g flour
  • 1000g butter
  • 500g caster sugar
  • 5 eggs

Chocolate sauce:

  • 650g sugar
  • 700mls water
  • 250g cocoa powder
  • 400mls double cream

 

Method

Pear & almond tart mix:

Beat butter & sugar until light & fluffy then add eggs, flour and almonds and mix together to make the frangipan mix. Poach the pears in stock syrup.

Sweet pastry:

Beat butter & sugar, add flour & eggs & mix into pastry dough. Cover with cling film and refrigerate before rolling out thinly onto a greased baking tin. Fan poached pears around base, pipe frangipan mix around pears and bake at 160°.

Chocolate sauce:

Boil water & sugar add cocoa powder, add double cream, cook out slowly on stove until thick. and then serve over a lovely slice of the tart.

 

From Macdonald Crutherland Hotel & Spa