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Almond tart with spiced poached pears Recipe

Almond tart with spiced poached pears Recipe

Delicious almond tarts topped with thinly sliced pears poached in spiced red wine.

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  • Pear(s) : 6 whole
  • Red wine : 500 ml
  • Orange(s) : 1 whole
  • Caster sugar : 160 g
  • Star anise : 2 whole
  • Long peppercorn(s) : 1 whole
  • Four spice mix : 2 g
  • Unsalted butter : 60 g
  • Ground almonds : 60 g
  • Egg yolk(s) : 3 whole
  • Disc(s) of puff pastry : 6 whole
  • ETAPE 1

    Preheat the oven to 200°C.

  • ETAPE 2

    Peel the pears, cut in half and remove the core. Zest the orange.

  • ETAPE 3

    Bring the red wine to the boil, tip towards the flame and flambe. Add 100g of sugar, the spices and the orange zest. Add the pears and poach for 10-20 minutes depending on how ripe they are.

  • ETAPE 4

    Mix together the ground almonds, 60g of sugar, the softened butter and the egg yolks. Mix until smooth.

  • ETAPE 5

    Use a pastry cutter to cut the pastry into rounds and then prick each one with a fork. Spread a 2cm layer of almond cream on to each pastry round and then transfer to the oven and bake for 20 minutes.

  • ETAPE 6

    Drain the pears and then cut into thin slices.

  • ETAPE 7

    Arrange the pears on top of the almond tarts to serve.

Chef's tip

«Reduce the poaching liquor to a thick syrup and drizzle over the tarts to finish.»