The first recipe for the new year is French Pear Tart and it was chosen by Dorie herself. As always the recipe was a winner, something that you want to make again. It consists of a sweet tart crust, almond cream, and of all things, canned pears. This tart is not too sweet or heavy with just a hint of rum in the almond cream.
This was the first time that I had used the sweet tart dough and I think that I handled it a little too long because my crust was a little crumbly. It still tasted great but it crumbled just a bit when I removed the sides of the tart pan.
Thank you Dorie for all the great recipes. I have tried new recipes and learned new ways to make old favorites. I am looking foward to another great year of baking.