Friday, September 23, 2011

Pear and Coconut Almond Tart

Tarts are also associated with lovely crust and filling. I picked up this quick and easy recipe recently in a recently Donna Hay magazine. It isn't one of Donna's recipes- but in the advertisement section for pears! A quick glance shows that the base of this consists of a healthy dose of almond meal.

I thought about it for a few minutes and wonder how it would taste like with some coconut in it as well. The result is a thin base tart with the sweetness of pear in it. The cinnamon is certainly a very nice touch. Coconut added some texture to it.

The tart in the photos look dry but it didn't taste like it. I had it with a small scoop of vanilla ice-cream. It was satisfying.

Pear and Coconut Almond Tart
90 grams of butter
1/2 cup of brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp of vanilla extract
3/4 cup of almond meal
1/4 cup of desiccated coconut
1/4 tsp of baking powder
2 tsp of lemon rind
2 pears peeled cored and quartered
1/4 cup of golden syrup for brushing

Preheat Oven to 160C. Process butter and sugar in the food processor. Add eggs, vanilla, almond meal, coconut, baking powder, lemond rind and process til combined. Pour mixture into prepared fluted tart tin. Press pear quarters to the mixture. Bake for 40 minutes or till set. Brush with golden syrup and allow to cool in tin. Serve with cream or ice-cream if desired.



Kitchen Belleicious said...

This looks utterly divine! Amazing flavors with the coconut. I would have never paired the too but I am glad you did so I can do it now! Thanks girls

Little Corner of Mine said...

It looks moist to me! I like the extra touch of coconut too.

Joanne said...

I'm typically not the biggest fan of pears...but this tart is gorgeous!

lena said...

can imagine the sweetness from the pears here and with that cinnamon, i'm sure it taste wonderful!

babe_kl said...

Now, this is my hubby's kinda dessert... moist and have coconut!

The Sudden Cook said...

It looks gooood. The combo of pear and coconut surprises me - how did it taste?

tigerfish said...

There is certainly a lot of dimensions to this tart due to the ingredients you have used. It is one just a simple pear tart but one with more depth, I am sure!

daphne said...

Jessica- Thank you!

Ching- I thought you might like this!

Joanne- oh why not?? ;)

Lena- ;)

Babe- our husbands have similar tastes in food!

Sudden cook- It has a nutty touch to it. Moist pears with a soft crust.

tigerfish- thank you!

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