The tart is Dorie's basic sweet tart dough for a base, with a filling of diced pears that have been sautéed in butter with a little sugar added to caramelize them and a little brandy to add some kick. The tart is topped with a very simple topping of sliced almonds, egg whites and confectioner's sugar.
One of the many reasons that I am a fan of Dorie Greenspan and her cookbooks is that the fun she has when baking is apparent in the way she writes her recipes. She tells you, for example, that the best tool for mixing the topping is to use your fingers. How wonderfully satisfying it is to play with food!
Everything went together well and we enjoyed this delicious tart with a little scoop of ice cream.
Check out the blogs of other Tuesday with Dorie bakers here.
And one last thing: I would be completely remiss if I didn't mention that yesterday UPS delivered my copy of Dorie's Cookies! I am absolutely grinning with excitement as I anticipate baking all of the wonderful recipes in her new book. Yayyyy!!!