Pears & Almond Pie

all (127)That is an authentic French dessert which marry almond meal and pears. We call it Amandine which is also a French girl name. I did this pie for fun last week and it was really tasty.

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The dough was crunchy which goes well with the soft texture of the almond/rum filling. Actually I used cognac as I prefer the taste of it.

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I decorated the top with a piece of sesame caramel biscuit that I bought in an asian shop. We eat the pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Perfect!

I brush the top of the pie with warm apricot jam to make it shiny.

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Pears & Almond Tart // Tartelettes Amandines aux Poires
Ingredients
  • Dough
  • 250 g all purpose flour
  • 50 g icing sugar
  • 125 g butter
  • 1 egg
  • Almond filling
  • 200 g sugar
  • 200g almond meal
  • 3 table spoon of rum or cognac
  • 4 drops of vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • Icing:
  • 2 tablespoon of apricot jam
Instructions
  1. Pour all the dough ingredient into a large bowl and mix until forming a dough ball
  2. Add a bit of water if the dough is too crumbly
  3. Place the dough ball into the fridge for 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile prepare the almond filling.
  5. Whisk the eggs with sugar for 1 minute.
  6. Add the flour keeep whisking.
  7. Add the almond powder and stir with a spatula.
  8. Add the rum and vanila extract to aromatise the almond cream.
  9. Place in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  10. Shape the dough into greased pie mold.
  11. With a fork make holes at the bottom of the pie.
  12. Bake 15 minutes at 200C.
  13. Remove the pies from the oven.
  14. Let cool down for few minutes.
  15. Add the almond filling and add half a peeled pear in the middle of the pie.
  16. Bake for 15 minutes or until the filling is golden brown on the top.
  17. Let cool down on a rack.
  18. In a microwave warm the apricot jam.
  19. Brush the top of each pie with the warm apricot jam to make them shinny.

 

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