Raspberry-Almond Pear Tart

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Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Bake: 30 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes

Ingredients

1/2 (15-ounce) package refrigerated piecrusts
1/3 cup seedless raspberry jam
6 tablespoons butter, softened and divided
4 large pears, peeled and quartered
1/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup vanilla wafer crumbs
1/2 cup ground toasted almonds
1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Preparation

Unroll piecrust, and fit into a 9-inch tart pan; trim excess.

Bake at 400° for 5 minutes; remove from oven, and cool completely on a wire rack. Spread raspberry jam evenly on bottom of prepared piecrust.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add pears, and cook, stirring often, 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and arrange pear slices over raspberry jam.

Beat remaining 4 tablespoons butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add egg, beating until blended. Stir in vanilla wafer crumbs, almonds, and almond extract; spread evenly over pears.

Bake at 400° for 20 to 25 minutes or until browned; cool on a wire rack.

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October 2005
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