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Almond Pear Tart

 Almond Pear Tart
I had never seen a " pie without a pan" until my daughter brought back this wonderful recipe from a Rotary Club exchange program in Belgium.—C. B. (Sherry) LaMay, Capitan, New Mexico
8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling


  • Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 teaspoons sugar, divided
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups sliced peeled fresh pears (about 4 medium)
  • 3 tablespoons sliced almonds


  • On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 10-in. circle.
  • Transfer to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  • In a large bowl, combine 3/4 cup sugar and flour; add pears and toss
  • to coat. Spoon over the pastry to within 2 in. of edges. Fold up
  • edges of pastry over filling, leaving center uncovered. Sprinkle
  • with remaining sugar.
  • Bake at 450° for 15 minutes or until crust is golden and filling
  • is bubbly. Sprinkle with almonds; bake 5 minutes longer. Using the
  • parchment paper, slide tart onto a wire rack to cool.
  • Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 269 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 100 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.