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.


Pear and Almond Cream Tart

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.