Macadamia-Pear Tart

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Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep
25 mins
Cook
40 mins

This is a real treat for the eyes and the tastebuds. The pears show through the batter and this gives the tart an elegant appearence

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 12 cup flour
  • 12 cup sugar, plus 1 tsp
  • 12 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts (, you can use other nuts as long as they are peeled & Toasted)
  • 12 teaspoon baking powder
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 12 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 ripe bartlett pears, , peeled,halved and cored

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350f.
  2. Butter a 9 1/2" round ceramic tart or quiche pan.
  3. Combine flour 1/2 cup sugar,nuts, baking powder& salt.
  4. Stir milk, egg& vanilla until blended.
  5. Add to flour mixture& stir until smooth.
  6. Place each pear half, cut side down on a cutting board.
  7. Cut crosswise into 1/4" slices.
  8. Keep it in it's original shape and, using a spatula, place it in the buttered pan with the stem end facing toward the center.
  9. Repeat with remaining pears.
  10. Press pear halves to fan them slightly toward the center Pour batter over the pears, sprinkle tops with 1 tsp sugar.
  11. Bake 35-40 minutes or until golden and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center Cool completely on a wire rack.
  12. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled, serve cold.