Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Chocolate Pear Tart

This is a recipe taken from the "Chocolate" cookbook. This tart is one way of giving treat to your tastebuds as well as getting fruits in you.. Its a delicious combination of pears and chocolate with a drizzle of sugar on top...


For the Base
120 gm all purpose flour
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons sugar
120 gm butter, cut into cubes
1 egg white
1 tbsp lemon juice

For the Filling
120 gm Chocolate (grated, 60gm dark chocolate plus 60 gm milk chocolate)
4 pears , cut lengthwise [I used the canned one]
125 gm whipping cream
1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
2 drops of Vanilla aroma
3 tablespoons sugar


Sieve flour and salt in a bowl. Add in the Sugar and butter and start kneading. Add the Yolk and lemon juice. Knead well to from a stiff. Wrap the dough in a plastic wrap and set it to cool for 30min.

Preheat the oven to 200 ° C.

Take out the dough and place it on a lightly floured work surface. Roll the dough such that it could be lined into a spring form of approximately 25cm diameter.

Spread the grated chocolate on top of the base.

Peel pears, halve and seed. Cut each pear several times half lengthwise and place them one by one on the grated chocolate.

Whip the cream, egg yolk and vanilla aroma together and pour over the pears. Finally sprinkle the tart with sugar.

Bake the tart in the pregeated oven for 10 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 180 ° C and bake for another 20 minutes until the pears begin to brown and the filling looks stiff.

Cool and serve.


Happy cook said...

I want to have a huge slice, they looks so super yummy yummy deliious and perfect.

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

Your pics and blog are beautiful! This looks so good! I adore pears and chocolate together.

finsmom said...

What beautiful photos! I really love the chocolate/pear combo! I bet it was delicious!

Jo said...

This looks absolutely gorgeous. Pears and chocolate, what a decadent combination.

Kevin said...

That chocolate pear tart looks great!

Fearless Kitchen said...

This looks delicious. I wouldn't have thought of pairing chocolate with pear, but it looks wonderful.

iris said...

There's a typo in this- when you're making the crust there is no "yolk and lemon juice" to add to the dough, just egg white.

Also, I've found that the egg/cream mixture may not mix naturally with the shredded chocolate, so it may be necessary to pre-mix them before pouring into the crust.

Ramya Kiran said...

Iris, yes, even i felt that there was no point in spreading the shredded chocolate separately. Its better we mix it along with the egg and cream mixture. But anyways it would all taste the same.

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