Thursday, November 6, 2008

In the Orchard: French Pear Tart

Our big pear tree is completely overwhelming us with its bounty right now:-) I'm making a french pear tart. I'm using a traditional French recipe with Frangiapane from nookandpantry - YUMMY! Frangiapane is a very naughty mix of butter, sugar and ground almonds. This crust looks super flaky and yummy too - it is called 'Pate Sucre' which is the French sugary style of crust for things like tarts. I gotta say, living in the country with a mini-orchard is pretty sweet. We get pears, apples, pomegranets, olives, oranges, lemons, grapefruit, peaches, figs, plums and a ton of different varieties of grapes. Ahh, the bounty of nature!

1 comment:

  1. Jodi,
    Thank you for sharing your French pear tart with us. It was fabulous.

    Now all I have to do is get your cooking tin back to you. I hesitate to send it to school with Ian in case he misplaces it or forgets to find Sienna.

    Nice blog.