Fruits, like the pears used in this delectable tart recipe, are canned at the peak of ripeness, sealing in their nutrition, freshness and flavor, naturally.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Crust:
Filling:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Prepare crust: With mixer at low speed, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy; add egg until blended. Add flour; beat until blended. Grease 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Press dough into bottom and up sides of pan. Prick crust with fork. Spread bottom with jam. Refrigerate.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare filling: With mixer at low speed, beat almond paste, sugar and egg. Add butter and almond extract; beat until just blended. Add flour and baking powder; beat well. Spoon mixture over jam in crust.

  • Arrange pear halves, cut-side down on mixture in crust. Bake 50 minutes until filling is set. Cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

500 calories; 25.7 g total fat; 100 mg cholesterol; 182 mg sodium. 63.9 g carbohydrates; 6.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2017
The crust was lovely and the recipe was easy to follow. I did double the filling because I love almond paste. I didn't use it all and had delusions of using the leftover filling. My only change was using thinly sliced fresh pears and free-forming the tart to look like a pear because I saw that on a baking show and was inspired. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2017
The crust was lovely and the recipe was easy to follow. I did double the filling because I love almond paste. I didn't use it all and had delusions of using the leftover filling. My only change was using thinly sliced fresh pears and free-forming the tart to look like a pear because I saw that on a baking show and was inspired. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2016
This was an easy dessert to make and was very pretty when done. I liked the pear with raspberry preserves and almond together. A nice light combination. I used canned LIGHT pears but wouldn't do that again as I missed the sweetness. There's not much sugar in this recipe so if you like your dessert sweet adjust accordingly. Overall a very nice treat! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2016
This is an easy to make elegant dessert. The combination of raspberry almond and pear is amazing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/13/2018
Pretty and a great dessert with wine. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/10/2016
This was my 1st time making a true tart & the crust was excellent. I also enjoyed the almond paste baked part and the jam. I did not like the canned pears in this - I don't now what if anything I would change for the future. Maybe fresh pears I poach myself I don't know. Maybe just eliminate the pears entirely it's really good with the shortbread crust raspberry jam and baked almond (frangipane) filling alone. Thanks for sharing! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2016
This was very delicious and my family loved it! I made a few small changes to the recipe; I cut the pear halves into about 3 or 4 slices and arranged in a spiral shape on top of the filling. I think it made it look more attractive that way. I also sprinkled a little cinnamon sugar over the top. This was super yummy and impressive looking! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2016
We really enjoyed this and surprised how hard it was to keep hubby's hands off long enough to take a picture. I used raspberry jam and even served with vanilla bean whip cream. This will be made again and even plan on trying with other fruit combinations. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2016
Very good. Several steps but easy steps. Love the almond and raspberry favors. Pears are pretty good with it- favors blend well. I didn't have a tart pan but instead used a 9 inch springform pan which worked perfectly. Loved that this dessert isn't heavily sweet just right. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2017
A very nice and elegant dessert. The raspberry jam complimented the other flavors very well. Read More