Rachel’s No-Pastry Pear and Almond Tart

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This is a delicious tart and is also perfect for people who don’t want to make pastry. You can use a variety of fruit for the filling (see below).

Serves:  6
Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup (6 oz) confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 ripe pears, peeled, cored and quartered, then cut into long slices
  • 1/2 cup (2 oz) all-purpose flour
  • 4 oz almond meal, about 1/4 in thick
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp slivered almonds
  • 5 egg whites
  • Confectioners’ sugar, to serve
  • 12 tbsp Kerrygold Salted Butter, melted
Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Lightly grease the sides of a 9-inch tart pan with a removable

bottom and place a disc of wax paper on the base. If you prefer to serve this tart on the tart pan base, do not use the wax paper.

Sift the confectioners’ sugar and flour into a bowl and stir in the almond meal and lemon zest. Whisk the egg whites for 30 seconds, until just frothy, and add to the dry ingredients with the warm melted butter. Mix until smooth.

Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Arrange the slices of pear on top and sprinkle with the slivered almonds.

Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, then turn down the heat to 350°F (180°C) and cook for a further 10 minutes, or until risen and a pale golden color. The filling should feel firm to the touch in the center.

Allow to sit in the pan for a few minutes before turning out onto a wire rack. Dust with confectioners’ sugar to serve.

This is delicious with softly whipped cream.

VARIATIONS

Instead of pears, I sometimes use 4 oz raspberries or blackberries (either fresh or frozen) for the topping. Alternatively, I use 2 oz pine nuts instead of fruit. You can also make this with 4 oz peach or nectarine slices, which is particularly nice in the summer!

http://kerrygoldusa.com/recipes/no-pastry-pear-and-almond-tart/

Rachel’s No-Pastry Pear and Almond Tart

smoked mackerel salad 18716

This is a delicious tart and is also perfect for people who don’t want to make pastry. You can use a variety of fruit for the filling (see below).

Serves:  6
Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup (6 oz) confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 ripe pears, peeled, cored and quartered, then cut into long slices
  • 1/2 cup (2 oz) all-purpose flour
  • 4 oz almond meal, about 1/4 in thick
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp slivered almonds
  • 5 egg whites
  • Confectioners’ sugar, to serve
  • 12 tbsp Kerrygold Salted Butter, melted
Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Lightly grease the sides of a 9-inch tart pan with a removable

bottom and place a disc of wax paper on the base. If you prefer to serve this tart on the tart pan base, do not use the wax paper.

Sift the confectioners’ sugar and flour into a bowl and stir in the almond meal and lemon zest. Whisk the egg whites for 30 seconds, until just frothy, and add to the dry ingredients with the warm melted butter. Mix until smooth.

Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Arrange the slices of pear on top and sprinkle with the slivered almonds.

Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, then turn down the heat to 350°F (180°C) and cook for a further 10 minutes, or until risen and a pale golden color. The filling should feel firm to the touch in the center.

Allow to sit in the pan for a few minutes before turning out onto a wire rack. Dust with confectioners’ sugar to serve.

This is delicious with softly whipped cream.

VARIATIONS

Instead of pears, I sometimes use 4 oz raspberries or blackberries (either fresh or frozen) for the topping. Alternatively, I use 2 oz pine nuts instead of fruit. You can also make this with 4 oz peach or nectarine slices, which is particularly nice in the summer!

http://kerrygoldusa.com/recipes/no-pastry-pear-and-almond-tart/

Avonmore Winter Fruit Pie.

Winter Fruit Pie

Recipe cooking time 8-10 People

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 190˚C/170˚C fan/gas mark 5.
     
  2. Cook the figs in boiling water for five minutes. Drain and set aside until cool enough to handle.
     
  3. Slice each fig in four and place in a large bowl with the rest of the fruit. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cornflour, then add to the fruit and toss to coat.
     
  4. To make the topping, mix the flour, brown sugar, walnuts, cinnamon, and salt together in a bowl. Work the butter in with your hands until it resembles fine crumbs.
     
  5. Transfer the filling to a 9 x 13-inch pie dish and top with the walnut crumb. Bake in the lower third of the oven for 60-75 minutes, until the crumb is golden, the juices are bubbling around the edges and the fruit is tender when pierced with a skewer. If the crumb begins to get too dark towards the end, cover it with tin foil. Allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing, then serve with custard.

Ingredients

  • 150g dried figs, stems removed
  • 240ml boiling water
  • 4 small apples, peeled, cored and sliced 1cm thick
  • 4 pears, peeled, cored, and sliced 1cm thick
  • 110g cranberries
  • 100g sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornflour

For The Walnut Crumb Topping:

  • 100g all-purpose flour
  • 160g brown sugar
  • 80g raw walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 85g Avomore Unsalted Irish Butter, melted
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Avonmore Winter Fruit Pie.

Winter Fruit Pie

Recipe cooking time 8-10 People

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 190˚C/170˚C fan/gas mark 5.
     
  2. Cook the figs in boiling water for five minutes. Drain and set aside until cool enough to handle.
     
  3. Slice each fig in four and place in a large bowl with the rest of the fruit. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cornflour, then add to the fruit and toss to coat.
     
  4. To make the topping, mix the flour, brown sugar, walnuts, cinnamon, and salt together in a bowl. Work the butter in with your hands until it resembles fine crumbs.
     
  5. Transfer the filling to a 9 x 13-inch pie dish and top with the walnut crumb. Bake in the lower third of the oven for 60-75 minutes, until the crumb is golden, the juices are bubbling around the edges and the fruit is tender when pierced with a skewer. If the crumb begins to get too dark towards the end, cover it with tin foil. Allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing, then serve with custard.

Ingredients

  • 150g dried figs, stems removed
  • 240ml boiling water
  • 4 small apples, peeled, cored and sliced 1cm thick
  • 4 pears, peeled, cored, and sliced 1cm thick
  • 110g cranberries
  • 100g sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornflour

For The Walnut Crumb Topping:

  • 100g all-purpose flour
  • 160g brown sugar
  • 80g raw walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 85g Avomore Unsalted Irish Butter, melted
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