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Royal Riviera® Pear Tart Recipe

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Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter (room temperature, with additional for pan)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup sugar1 large egg
  • 2 to 3 pears (peeled, halved, and cored)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • ½ cup apricot (peach, or fig jam (orange marmalade is delicious too))
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Whipped cream (ice cream, or crème fraîche (optional for topping))

Instructions 

  • Heat oven to 350°F. Butter a 14-inch rectangular tart pan.
  • Combine flour and baking powder in a medium bowl and set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer, cream butter and ½ cup sugar at high speed in a large bowl. Lower speed to medium, add egg, and beat until incorporated.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture and blend well. The dough will be quite soft.
  • Press the dough into the pan with floured fingers to form an even crust. Arrange pear halves top to bottom with cut-side down. Sprinkle with the cinnamon and remaining sugar.
  • Bake until crust is golden brown, about 45 minutes. Let cool.
  • Warm jam and lemon juice in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, mixing until combined. Remove from heat and brush gently over the entire tart.
  • Serve with choice of topping, if desired.