Since we moved together with my boyfriend @aymericbuca and started watching french culinary shows I discovered a diverse world of pastry of this country. World famous desserts like croissant or tarte tatin are just a tiny part of what you can find around France. There are countless regional specialities that lots of people even in France itself have never heard of.
My home chef cooked one, here is the recipe.
Canned pears in syrup
100g almond powder
80g icing sugar
40g egg yolk
Make almond cream. First, whisk together soft butter and the sugar, incorporate eggs and almond powder. Leave the cream to rest in the fridge for couple hours.
Pâte sucrée: Whip the butter till creamy, add icing sugar and salt, whip a bit more. Incorporate egg yolks little by little. Fold in the flour. Let the dough rest in the fridge for couple hours.
Pears: you can use canned ones or prepare them yourself. Peel ripe pears, cut them in halves, take out seeds. Poach in a syrup (1l water, 500g sugar, juice of one lemon), till soft (30-40min)
Roll the dough about 0,5 cm thick. Line your mould. Fill it up with some almond cream. Keep in mind that it will rise during baking, so don’t put too much. Slice the pears thinly and collocate them on top.
Leave the assembled tart to rest in the fridge for some time until baking at 180C for about 45 minutes.
I like it served with some creme fraîche or greek yoghurt to compensate the sweetness. - 14 hours ago