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Almond Pear Tartlets

Delicately spiced pears are complemented by an almond sauce and a crispy crust. From Marie Rizzio: Interlochen, Michigan. Recipe published in Taste of Home August/September 2000.

  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Prep time:20 Minutes
  • Cook time:20 Minutes


  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup(s) plus 6 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 3/4 cup(s) heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoon(s) butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) almond extract
  • 1 10-ounce package(s) frozen puff pastry shells, thawed
  • 2 small ripe pears, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup(s) slivered almonds, toasted, optional


• In a small saucepan, combine the egg, 1/2 cup sugar, cream and butter. Cook and stir until the sauce is thickened and a thermometer reads 160°. Remove from the heat; stir in extract. Cover and refrigerate.

• On an unfloured surface, roll each pastry into a 4-in. circle. Place in an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Top each with pear slices. Combine the cinnamon, ginger and remaining sugar; sprinkle over pears.

• Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until pastry is golden brown. Sprinkle with almonds if desired. Serve warm with chilled cream sauce.

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