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Scrumptious Pear and Almond Tart

Scrumptious Pear and Almond Tart

Our tastebuds were hypnotized the second we laid our eyes on this layered tart. Sprinkle the sweet pear and almond tart with powdered sugar for the grand finale.

What You’ll Need

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  • all-purpose flour  ( 1 1/2 cups (190 grams) )
  • confectioner’s sugar   ( 1/2 cup (60 grams) )
  • table salt  ( 1/4 teaspoon (1 to 2 grams) )
  • very cold (or frozen) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces  ( 1 stick plus 1 tablespoon (9 tablespoons, 4 1/2 ounces or 130 grams) )
  • large egg yolk  ( 1 )
  • water  ( 4 cups (950 ml) )
  • sugar  ( 1 1/4 cups (225 grams) )
  • fresh lemon juice  ( 1 1/2 tablespoons (20 ml) )
  • medium-size firm but ripe Bosc pears, peeled (each about 7 ounces or 200 grams)  ( 3 )
  • blanched slivered almonds  ( 2/3 cup (75 grams) )
  • all purpose flour  ( 1 tablespoon (10 grams) )
  • sugar  ( 7 tablespoons (90 grams) )
  • unsalted butter, room temperature  ( 6 tablespoons (3 ounces or 85 grams) )
  • large egg  ( 1 )
  • almond extract or 2 teaspoons (10 ml) brandy (optional)  ( 1/2 teaspoon )
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