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


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


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

  • 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