French Pear Tart (also known as the bourdaloue tart)


This is a classic french tart which is not that difficult to make, it is a fabulous tart fill with frangipane



  • 250grams all purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 160grams butter at room temp
  • 30grams sugar


  • 100g ground almonds
  •  100g icing sugar
  • 100g melted butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 10g cornflour
  • Vanilla essence

1 can of pears in syrup


  1. Start by making the pastry :Sieve the flour and icing sugar together and mix add the butter and mix togrhter with a wooden spoon then rub in the butte in the flour until the mixture has become like a crumble. Add the beaten egg and bring together to form a round shape. Wrap in cling film and pop to relax for around 1 hour
  2. Then make the almond cream(frangipane):Put the ground almonds, icing sugar and corn flour into a bowl. Add the vanilla essence and egg and mix well then pop it into the refrigerator.
  3. Take the pears out of the syrub slice them but let them cling together do not disarrange them
  4. After one hour take the pastry and put it on a flouring pastry board or on your kitchen countertop then roll the pastry out to about ½ cm thick to fit a tart tin
  5. Unroll the pastry over the greased tart tin and trim the edges and press the top the pastry.
  6. Pour the almond cream in and smooth it over and arrange the like a cross then distribute the the rest of the pears on each side of the cross so that each slice will have some pears over it
  7. Bake in preheated oven for around 45mins 
  8. After the tart is cooked let it cool down 10mins then remove from baking tin and brush with warm abricot nappage and serve 

2 thoughts on “French Pear Tart (also known as the bourdaloue tart)

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    • sabaah85 March 30, 2013 at 3:12 pm Reply

      your tart looks fabulous, it must be very delicious, I love fig, I was born and grown up in the island of Mauritius, there i used to make fig biscuits, it was so delicious and it become one among my fav fruits

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