Almond Pear Tart

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  • 4 sheets puff pastry, thawed
  • 2 firm green pears, peeled, cored and thinly sliced on a mandolin
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup caster (superfine) sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2/3 cup almond meal
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup, plus extra to serve


    Preheat oven to 390 degrees.
    To make the frangipane, place the butter, sugar and vanilla in a small food processor and process for 1 to 2 minutes or until pale and creamy.

    Add the egg yolk, almond meal and flour.
    Process to combine.
    Press 2 pastry sheets together to make 1 thick sheet.
    Repeat with remaining sheets.

    Using a round cookie cutter, cut 6 rounds from the pastry.
    Place on baking trays lined with nonstick baking paper.
    Gently score each round using a round pastry cutter.

    Spread 1 1/2 tablespoons of the frangipane evenly onto each round and top with the pear slices, overlapping slightly.
    Brush with maple syrup and cook for 15 minutes.

    Brush with maple syrup and cook for a further 10 minutes or until puffed and golden.
    Allow to cool slightly.
    Top with maple syrup to serve.

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    1. J

      I made this for a party this weekend and it was a great hit!

    2. s

      Thanks for the beautiful recipes!

    3. J

      Looking forward to making this tonight

    4. L

      It's very tasty and very easy to cook,

    5. S

      I am currently eating it by the bucket

    6. D

      Love it and thanks.

    7. S

      Perfect and simple to make. My husband loved it!

    8. D

      I'm totally hooked. I will make this often. It is amazing.

    9. H

      Just tried this recipe and really loved it.

    10. s

      Made this last night for my family and we love it.

    11. M

      I loved it,I made it for a very dear friend and she was impressed

    12. C

      Delicious and ohhhh so beautiful! Thanks for the recipe :0)

    13. s

      I loved this. I don't have words to explain how delicious and amazing this dish is.

    14. J

      This is my go-to recipe

    15. T

      I made this last night according to the recipe. It was fabulous!

    16. S

      i loved it so simple but very elegant.

    17. W

      Wow, I'm the first to make this? Cool. This was really easy to make

    18. A

      I love this! So easy to throw together.

    19. R

      I will be making this again! Thanks for sharing.

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