Fancy dessert for special occasions. Even though this is a fancy dessert, it is fairly easy to make. It gets a lot of praise at parties. You can serve this with whipped cream or ice cream, warm or cold, but it is a little better at least slightly warm. Use your favorite preserves for the filling.

Patricia Cox
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Roll out pie crust onto a baking sheet.

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  • Whisk almond paste, egg, and salt together in a bowl until blended. Spread over pie crust, leaving space on the perimeter to fold crust.

  • Mix pears and lemon juice in a bowl. Arrange in a decorative pattern on top of almond mixture. Fold outer edges of crust over pears.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until crust is golden, 30 to 50 minutes.

  • Place almonds in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir until toasted, about 3 minutes. Add preserves; cook and stir until saucy, 1 to 2 minutes. Pour over the tart.

Cook's Notes:

Feel free to use homemade pie crust instead of store-bought dough.

Cooking time varies depending on the type of oven you have.

Nutrition Facts

240 calories; 14 g total fat; 19 mg cholesterol; 142 mg sodium. 25.7 g carbohydrates; 4.7 g protein; Full Nutrition