Sunday, October 30, 2011

Tarte Bourdaloue.....A Delicious Fall Sweet!

Tarte Bourdaloue

2 or 3 pears (depending on size of your oven dish)
250 g of sugar
Star Anise
Lemon peel
1 ½ cup water


Pasta Brisee

250 g of flour
125 g of butter
1 egg yolk
Pinch of salt
Pinch of sugar

Almond Cream
120 grams of sugar
140 grams of ground almonds
60 grams of butter
2 eggs
Almond extract

Put water, sugar and spices to a boil (about 5 minutes to reduce slightly). Add the pear. Cook them 3 minutes per side. Take them out and let cool.

Make a Paste Brisee. Make a volcano with the flour, salt, sugar, butter and egg yolk.Stir in water slowly. Shape into a ball and let it rest 30 minutes in the refrigerator.

For the almond cream:
In a food processor place the sugar, almonds, butter, eggs and almond extract. Press until you have a creamy paste.

Roll out the dough, and line the mold. Top with almond cream and poached pears that have previously cut like in the picture.


Put it in a preheated oven at 360 F for 30-40 minutes until cooked and golden ... ..ENJOY!


You can serve them with Pears Chips ....the recipe of these chips is from Mari's Cakes Thanks Mari!



  1. que tarta mas rica! ahora es la temporada de las peras,manzanas y persimon que delicia de frutas!

    gracias por compartir esta delicia de tarta!