Pear and Almond Cream Tart

This tart makes an elegant dessert yet it’s very simple to make. Be sure to use ripe pears for the very best pear flavour.


6 to 8


  • 2 ripe pears
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

Nutritional Information:

Per serving
398 calories
26.1 grams carbohydrates
4.7 grams protein
31 grams fat

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  • STEP 1

    Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter. Add icing sugar and ground almonds. Scrape down bowl. Add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla, almond extract and pinch of salt. Add flour and mix until well combined.

  • STEP 2

    Peel pears and cut in half. Using a melon baller or paring knife, remove stem and seeds. Slice pears, width wise, into thin slices. Toss pear slices in cinnamon to coat.

  • STEP 3

    Pour almond batter into an 8" spring-form pan or into an 8" tart pan with a removable bottom. Spread batter out evenly. Place pears on top of batter in a circular pattern, overlapping pears slightly. Sprinkle top of pears with sliced almonds. Bake tart at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Let tart cool before removing from pan and before slicing. Slice into even pieces and serve with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.