I’ve decided to join forces with the folks who are cooking their way through Dorie Greenspan’s cookbook, Baking: From My Home to Yours. The first recipe in 2009 was chosen by none other than Dorie Greenspan herself. It’s a French Pear Tart. Not only does this recipe look delicious, but it should be a beautiful thing to behold (if I can do it justice…. if my 3-year-old doesn’t poke her finger into it…. if I can remember to take pictures before devouring it….).
Sadly, I have a mild cold, and while it didn’t stop me from making the tart, it has impaired my ability to taste it. I can say it’s very delicate, subtle, and my husband loved it. The pear flavor was a bit faint, but this really must be the virus talking. The almond cream is delicious, crackly on the outside and velvety smooth on the inside. You can click on the images below for a better view of how it turned out. Pretty, no?
This was my first Tuesdays with Dorie event and I’m definitely looking forward to more cooking adventures with this group. And, of course, here’s the recipe!