A fresh pear tart is a departure from the more familiar and
Yield: 8 to 10 servings
Preheat oven to 350 F. For filling, cream together almond paste and sugar. Add butter, and mix until smooth. Add eggs and mix until smooth. Add ground hazelnuts, vanilla and mix. Brush melted chocolate on bottom of prepared tart shell and pour in filling. Bake at 350 F. for 35 to 45 minutes, until filling is lightly browned and set in the center. Cool tart on rack. When the tart is cooled, toss pear slices gently with lemon juice to keep them from turning brown. Arrange pear slices in concentric circles. Brush completed tart with strained apricot preserves.
Any variety of pear can be substituted. Source: Pear Bureau Northwest
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