29 February 2016

Pear croustade with lemon pastry and almonds (Crostata de peras con almendras)






I made this pears tart some days ago, and love the crust !
This pear tart is really easy because is a free form tart and the edges are simply folded up around it.

Source : Epicurious.com
Hope you like this recipe !







Ingredients

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chilled unsalted butter, cut
in slices
1/4 cup ice water

Filling

4 or 5 firm but ripe pears ppeled, cored, thinly sliced
5 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoon sliced almonds
1 yolk egg with milk (for brushing)

Vanilla Ice cream  (optional)

Method

Whisk flour, sugar, lemon peel and salt in medium bowl.
Add butter; using fingertips rub in buter until coarse meal forms. Drizzle 1/4 cup ice water, toss with fork until moist clumps form, adding more water by teaspoonsuls as needed if dry.
Gather dough into ball and flatten into disk.
Wrap in plastic and chill 1 hour.
Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before rolling out.

For filling

Preheat oven to 180°c (360° F)
Mix all pears, sugar, flour, lemon juice, lemon peel and cinnamon in large bowl to coat.
Roll out pastry on sheet of floured parchment paper to baking sheet.
Mound pears in center of pastry leaving 2 inch plain border.
Fold pastry border over pears, crimping slightly. 
Brush pastry edges with beaten yolk and  milk., Sprinkle with sliced almonds.

Bake croustade until filling bubbles and almonds are lightly toasted, about 1 hour.
Cook slightly. Serve warm or at room temperature with vanilla ice cream if desired.












En español

Crostata de peras y almendras






















70 comments:

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    1. Thanks David!
      How are you doing ??
      xo

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    2. I've actually been posting again lately!

      How's your family doing, especially your dad?

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    3. I will see you.Nice you are posting David.my dad some days is better others nope. Is difficult :(
      Thanks for ask.

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  2. Se mi piace??? E'irresistibile, semplice e deliziosa :)
    Un bacio e buona settimana

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  3. It's beautiful! I want to try that lemon crust!

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  4. this looks sooo delicious Gloria!

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  5. I'm sure I would love it, Gloria . . . :)

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  6. Gloria, Love pastry, pears and almonds! Pair that combination with some high quality vanilla ice cream and you have the perfect treat... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  7. Hi Gloria, your pear tart looks wonderful!! I love baking with pears they are so yummy. The lemon pastry is something new to me, sounds delicious.

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  8. Great stuff, Gloria. I would love a slice!

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  9. I love galettes! Looks perfectly done!

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  10. Gloria, what a wonderful tart!!
    Have a nice day

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  11. This tart is fantastic Gloria...I love the lemon pastry and I love the simple, rustic form! Hugs, Mary

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    1. Thanks Mary the crust is delicious and really easy :)

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  12. Almonds I can eat at my sea. What's with the weird sign in from thee?

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  13. This looks lovely and crunchy, Gloria! I have never had lemon pastry - what a nice change. Thinking of you and all that you are dealing with. Sending love and hugs. ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. Thanks dear Suzy !
      I mail you today :)

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  14. Pear desserts are amongst my favourites; looks so good!

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  15. Adoro le crostate!! Buona la tua con le pere e limone. Sei una brava pasticcera! ;-)

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    1. Grazie Alida !! Now Im visit you I was off some days!!

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  16. Gorgeous - I always love pear and almond

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  17. Love the rustic look of free form tarts. Yours looks delicious! And I love the sprinkle of almonds on top! :)

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    1. Von, really I love rustic tarts are my favorite especially with pears or apples!!

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  18. una vera delizia cara Gloria ! Un abbraccio !

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  19. Your little croustade sounds delicious with the crunchy almond topping. I miss having pear trees growing in my front yard but pears will be on my shopping list as I can't wait to try this recipe.

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    1. Thanks Karen, I know you sure miss yours pears tree !
      We have only three but is one of this that really give us pears!!

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  20. I love the lemon zest in the crust, Gloria! What a delightfully tasty tart. Wish you were my neighbor :) Big hug and kiss.

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    1. Thanks dear I would be happy if you were my neighbor too :)

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  21. Now I can't wait to try adding lemon zest to pastry! Sounds great.

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    1. Thanks Lisa, really I love this crust so much!!

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  22. Loving the lemon zest in the crust, Gloria and the filling sounds amazing. This is my kind of dessert!

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  23. Hi Gloria!!!
    You are my baking star!!! I may not enjoy mangoes as much as I probably should but, I sure do LOVE pears!!! Your tart looks elegantly rustic which makes me just want to dive in, lol...

    Almonds and Pears go so well together but, that surprise tang in the crust just takes the cake!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Gloria...XOXO

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    1. Thanks Louise, aww you are so much nice, I was off some days (on the beach) just now I will begin my visits again!! xoxoxo

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  24. Deliziosa tesoro,complimenti!!
    Buon week end <3

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  25. Dear Gloria, what a lovely pear croustade recipe - the crust has some added lemon zest, which adds such a nice flavor and the filling sounds just as delightful. A great recipe to keep on file.
    Thanks for posting another delightful dessert, dear friend!
    Always such a delight to come here for a visit!
    Andrea

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    1. Thanks ANdrea and you always are soo nice !! xoxox

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  26. I will have to remember this when our pear season rolls around. I imagine the lemon zest in the crust is a great compliment to the pears!

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    1. THanks Inger really the crust is delicious!!

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  27. Si mi piace tantissimo con quell'aria rustica e sicuramente è buonissima!!!
    Baci

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  28. Troppo buona,arrivo per l'ora di pranzo!

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  29. What an interesting combination! I have definitely not had anything like this before. Sounds tasty! :)
    ~Jess

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