Pear Almond Tart


1-1/4 cup flour
1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
8 Tbsp butter
1 egg yolk
3-4 Tbsp cold water

7 oz. almond paste
1 stick of butter
1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp almond extract

Pear halves (very ripe or canned)
Sliced almonds
Apple Jelly or clear preserves


Prepare the crust by cutting butter into the flour, sugar, salt mixture in food processor or by hand. Stir in egg yolk and water to form dough.

Refrigerate at least 1 hour, overnight preferred.
Roll out dough and put it in a tart pan with removable bottom. Freeze for about an hour while preparing filling.


Combine almond paste, butter, sugar, eggs, salt, almond extract and flour.

Add filling to crust. Arrange pear halves on the filling.

Bake in 375 degree oven for about 45 minutes until golden brown.

Brush pears with clear jelly (apple works best), sprinkle with sliced almonds.