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Pear Almond Frangipane Tarte 


For the Dough:

  • 1 3/4 cups (8 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks (6 ounces) unsalted butter, cold, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1/3 cup ice water

For the Tarte:

  • 1/2 cup Love'n Bake Almont "Schmear" Filling
  • 3 to 4 ripe pears such as Bosc, peeled, cored and cut into very thin slices
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into thin slices
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • whipped cream or ice cream as needed

Temperature: 425 ° F


1. Combine the flour, salt and cold butter in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade. Blend the dough by pulsing 10 times. The butter should stay in visible pea-sized pieces. Add the cold water and pulse a few times to moisten the dough. It will not come together in a ball. 2. Dump the flour mixture into a large bowl. Gather the crumbly dough up into a ball and wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour before rolling. 3. Preheat the oven to 425°F. 4. Using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to form a 15-inch circle. Transfer the dough to an Emile Henry Tarte Tatin platter. 5. Spread the Love'n Bake Almond "Schmear" evenly over the dough leaving a 2-inch border along the edges. Start placing pear slices over the almond filling about 1-inch from the outside edge of the dough. Place the slices so that they overlap slightly working around the edge in a circular pattern. Chop some slices to fill in the center of the dough. 6. To make a neat edge, use a rolling cutter or paring knife to trim the edge of the dough. Then fold the edges of the dough over slightly covering some of the pear slices. Dot the crust and pear slices with the butter then sprinkle evenly with granulated sugar. 7. Bake the tarte until the crust is well browned and pears are slightly darkened on top, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool the tarte for a few minutes on a wire rack then serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream. ABOUT LOVE'N BAKE The Love'n Bake line of fine baking ingredients was created by American Almond Products Company, which has been a leading manufacturer of artisan-quality baking ingredients for professionals since 1924. The Love'n Bake product line consists of: Almond Paste, Marzipan, Hazelnut Praline, Poppy Seed Filling, Pistachio Paste, Prune Lekvar, and Almond, Chocolate and Cinnamon "Schmear" Fillings. Each product is packed in an easy-to-open, pull-top can. Two distinctive recipe suggestions are on the back of every label. All products are Kosher certified pareve by OK Kosher Certification. For recipes and more information visit http:www.lovenbake.com.

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