Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tuesdays With Dorie 26: French Pear Tart



This week's recipe was chosen by America's Queen of baking herself: Dorie Greenspan! How fantastic to bake one of Dorie's personal favourites. I have to say, that within our little baking community, Dorie has been an amazing support to all of us. I think it's safe to say, that seeing Dorie comment on your blog makes you squeal with happiness (actually I was literally stunned... STUNNED!). A few text messages to friends later, and I had settled down (slightly). She is also very interactive on the Tuesdays with Dorie website, offering help if we have questions or don't quite understand something about the recipes. Fabulous.



After baking this tart, I know why it is a favourite. It really is delicious. Rich, buttery, chewy, soft and sweet goodness. Personally, I served mine with a dollop of vanilla ice cream, which helped with the butteryness of the tart. I opted for mini tarts, but can only imagine how stunning this tart would look in a 9-inch pan.



S is away for six weeks at the moment, and I feel bad that he couldn't eat this tart! I know he would have absolutely loved it, so I will have to make it again when he comes back. For now though, the photos can taunt him! Speaking of photos, as some of you know, S takes all of the photos on my blog... but this time it was up to me. Very intimidating since I really have no idea how to work the camera. Actually, to be honest, S was freaking out about it! Well I hope I didn't disappoint him.


23 comments:

Jules Someone said...

Looks gorgeous! Nice work!

pinkstripes said...

Your tart looks perfect! I totally would have had vanilla ice cream with my tart, but alas, we do not have any.

The Food Librarian said...

Beautiful!!! I love it! Mine is in the oven right now!

kim said...

your mini tart looks gorgeous! especially with that ice cream... mmm. great job on doing the photos too :)

What's for Supper? said...

I didn't even think about vanilla ice cream for our tart. That would have been spectacular. Especially since ours was a little warm being just out of the oven.

n.o.e said...

Bria, I think this is my 26th TWD week as well! Your tart is lovely, and my bet is that S will like it also.
Nancy

chocolatechic said...

Beautiful tart!

vibi said...

Looks totaly yummy, Bria! Very, very well done!

Bria said...

Thanks everyone :) I'll definitely be making this again very soon.

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

This is gorgeous, and your photos are lovely. Great work!

Carol Peterman said...

S doesn't have anything to worry about, except being replaced as photographer. Your pictures are excellent and the tart looks fantastic!

Bridget said...

Yours are so pretty!!!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love how pretty the toppings look too. Great job!

Jennifer said...

Mmmm... the ice cream was a good idea. I'll have to try that next time.
I thought the tart was delicious, too, and will definitely make it again.

Cooking for Comfort by Jennifer said...

What a beautiful job you did! S will be in for quite a treat when he gets back!

LyB said...

Your photos are lovely and your tart looks fabulous! You had nothing to be worried about. :)

TeaLady said...

Your tart looks just great. Bet it was tasty. Guess I will have to make it - eventually - 50 lbs from now. Nice pics too.

Lisa magicsprinkles said...

This is darling! I love it!

NQN said...

Bria, that tart is perfection! I love the photos too. I can really imagine digging a fork into it and being rewarded with a mouthful of heaven!

simplesong said...

lovely ... perfection! i so love anything with pears.

and thanks for your comment on my little blog...that's a good idea about the magazines ... afterall i do want to spend a good amount of time doing nothing! :]

lovely blog.

Passionate About Baking said...

WOW...that looks decadent! What a gorgeous tart!!

the projectivist said...

i'm a first-time visitor
found you via comments over at NQN -
and i'm so pleased i did,
that tart looks fabulous!

Tartelette said...

The pictures reflect so well the nature of this tart: homey, inviting, simple yet delicious!
Well done!