|With a lovely cuppa!|
French Fridays with Dorie is a virtual cooking club. We all make the designated recipe from Dorie Greenspan’s newest cookbook, Around My French Table, and leave links to our blogs each Friday. It’s really fun and I always learn something new. Although the recipes aren’t normally available on-line, a fellow blogger found the orange version of this one in the Cape Cod Times.
Yay! I skipped last week’s recipe because I really don’t like eggs, so I was happy to see this week’s recipe was this lovely tart. It’s delicately flavored with Butter, Almond, and Pear with a soft, sweet pastry. The Almond Cream filling reminds me of the beautiful, colorful mazipan candies I bought in confectionaries in Nice on Spring Break my sophomore year of college.
|Ready for the oven|
Although I love the idea of making this tart with oranges, I opted for the Bonne Idee and used pears because I had some that were ripe. I’ve poached pears in wine before, but never in a sugar-water-lemon juice syrup. They turned out beautifully. I was really surprised how easy it was to fan them out, too.