Tuesday, January 6, 2009

TWD:FRENCH PEAR TART

Happy New Year everyone! I've been m.i.a. (missing in action) for a couple weeks vacationing in Florida for the holidays. With that said, I have tons and tons of dessert posts to come...
but......
For now, we'll stick to this french pear tart chosen by...wait for it....THE famous Dorie Greenspan herself. Yes, it's true. Our fun-not so little group anymore-is dedicated to Dorie Greenspan's book Baking: From My Home To Yours and Dorie made a guest appearance by picking this week's recipe. Listen...Dorie, I love you..I really do. I think you're beyond talented and I totally idolize you; but this tart was not one of my favorites. Not because it wasn't tasty, because it was, but because fruit tarts really aren't my thing. I did, however, love the tart crust. It was sweet and flaky and so much more exciting than regular pie crust. I could have easily just spread raspberry jelly or nutella on this tart shell and been happy. So it goes..

12 comments:

Michelle said...

looks delicious!

Amanda said...

Looks gorgeous! Like how you spread the slices out.

Emily Rose said...

Your pictures are beautiful! Sorry you weren't a fan of the pear/almond filling - I loved it- but I have to admit that your idea of spreading nutella on the crust sounds amazing!!

vibi said...

...and to say on January 6th, the wisemen bring gold, incense and myhrr to the infant! ...pffff... I would way rather get your amazing pear tart! Beautifully done, Melissa!

Isabelle said...

c'est superbe melissa :) tes photos sont vraiment très belles.

Madam Chow said...

Nutella is always a tasty filling!

pinkstripes said...

OMG. Your tart looks absolutely perfect. Great job!

karen said...

looks amazing!

karen said...

looks amazing!

Cooking for Comfort by Jennifer said...

Hope you had a great time in Florida!

Great job on the tart!

chocolatechic said...

So beautiful.

Leslie said...

Wow, your tart looks awesome!