Sunday, 21 September 2008

Pear Almond Pie

I have a weakness for desserts made from ground almonds. When I am in the mood to make something a little more elaborate, I like to add a frangipane to my usual fruit tart recipe which I will post another time.

The Frangipane Layer

4/3 cup ground almonds
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
200g sugar
200g unsalted butter, room temperature
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs till well incorporated. Mix in flour and ground almonds till well combined.

2. Bake the assembled pie (store bought puff pastry, frangipane and pear slices) at 180deg C for about 55 mins or till done. Enjoy!


Lianne said...

I have the SAME weakness as you an last week, I made orange and almond cake. The texture was awesomeee! There´s half a packet more and more excuse to bake! hehe

ange said...

And I made a Lemon Almond Cake 2 weeks ago! It's too bad I forgot to take photos of it.

Lianne said...

hahahhaa, not full blowned foodie yet ha you .. you have to reach the stage where camera and you are an item!

Beachlover said...

look good...pear and almond comb!.if I bake pie or cake,I think almost 1/2 will go to trash later.I like to bake but nobody eat:(

tigerfish said...

That is a great bake you have there and I love the name "The Frangipane Layer"...:D