Almond Pear Tart

Tarte Bourdaloue

Preparation info

  • Makes

    6

    Dessert Servings (One 10-Inch [25.5-Cm] Tart)
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Glorious French Food

Glorious French Food

By James Peterson

Published 2002

  • About

This is an example of a tart in which raw fruit is cooked in the tart. Because most raw fruits release liquid as they cook, such tarts are cooked with a filling so the filling absorbs the liquid and of course adds its own flavor and rich consistency. Frangipane, a creamy mixture made with almond flour (which you can make yourself by grinding almonds in a food processor), was invented by the chef to the Comte Frangipani, who in turn gave the recipe to Marie de Medici, who became the queen of