Monday, October 12, 2009

Fall Fruits Festival - Pears





Today starts Lisa's (over at Stop and Smell the Chocolates) Fall Fruits Festival. (Lisa usually has some tasty ideas up her sleeve). Go see what it's all about, find some new recipes, and link up your own. She also has giveaways this week to go along with the fall-like festivities. I highly suggest you visit her blog.

The first fruit in the festival is pears. Yum.


Raspberry-Pear Tart



Ingredients

  • 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup cold butter
  • 1/3 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • FILLING:
  • 3 medium pears, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup chopped macadamia nuts

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine flour and sugar; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in nuts. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 11-in. fluted tart pan with removable bottom.
  • In a large bowl, combine the pears, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and lemon peel. Add raspberries; toss gently. Pour into crust. Bake at 425° for 25 minutes.
  • For topping, in a small bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar and lemon peel; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in nuts. Sprinkle over filling.
  • Bake 15-20 minutes longer or until filling is bubbly and topping is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Like I said...yummy. In fact, I think you're in for a delicious week.

Until next time...