Pear lovers rejoice! The sweet flavor of this favorite fruit is combined with the creamy, nutty taste of hazelnuts. This tart is perfect for special occasions, such as birthdays, anniversaries, or weddings.
- 2 egg yolks
- 220 grams granulated sugar (plus 1 tablespoon)
- 220 grams butter (softened)
- 190 grams flour
- 10 grams baking powder
- 2 grams salt
- 100 grams ground hazelnuts
- 2 eggs
- 40 grams heavy cream
- 3 pears (according to their size)
- 2 tablespoons quince jelly
- crushed pistachios
- Whisk 2 egg yolks with 120 grams of sugar in a large bowl until the mixture whitens.
- Add 120 gram of soft butter and mix.
- When the mixture is smooth, add the flour and baking powder. Stir to form a smooth dough.
- Wrap in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- Roll out the pastry, 5 centimeters thick, on a lightly floured parchment paper.
- Butter your pastry ring. Cut the dough using the ring as a template and place it (along with the pastry ring) on a baking tray covered with parchment paper. It is important to cook the shortbread crust in the ring so it does not change shape while baking.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let it cool. It should be slightly golden because it will bake again with hazelnut cream and pears.
- To prepare the filling, mix 100 grams of butter and 100 grams of sugar in a bowl. Add the ground hazelnuts, the eggs, and then the heavy cream. Use a wooden spoon or spatula but not a whisk, as this would incorporate air in the preparation which would make the dish too puffy while cooking.
- Spread the cream on the cold shortbread.
- Wash the pears, cut them in slices keeping the skin, and place on the hazelnut cream.
- Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of sugar and bake at 200 C for 25/30 minutes.
- Pour the jelly in a small bowl, warm it in the microwave, and use a brush to glaze the cake.
- Add the crushed pistachios for decoration.
PER SERVING *
|Calories700Calories from Fat390|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
|Calories from Fat390|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.