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Raspberry Pear Tart

Written by Leslie Means

What do you do with your end of summer pears and raspberries?


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My thoughts exactly.

Full disclosure here.  I didn’t make this recipe.  (I know – you’re not surprised.)  My sis did.  I didn’t even get to taste it.  But, it looks amazing, and she said it was pretty darn good.  I would add a little vanilla ice cream on top.  Yum!

Try it and let me know what you think, will ya?  I want a piece!  

Raspberry Pear Tart (recipe adapted from Taste of Home)

Ingredients

  • 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup chopped macadamia nuts

Filling

  • 3 medium pears, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries

Topping

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup chopped macadamia nuts

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour and sugar; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in nuts. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 11-in. fluted tart pan with removable bottom.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the pears, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and lemon peel. Add raspberries; toss gently. Pour into crust. Bake at 425° for 25 minutes.
  3. For topping, in a small bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar and lemon peel; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in nuts. Sprinkle over filling.
  4. Bake 15-20 minutes longer or until filling is bubbly and topping is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate leftovers.Yield: 16 servings.

About the author

Leslie Means

Leslie is the co-founder and owner of Her View From Home.com. She is also a former news anchor, published children’s book author, weekly columnist, and has several published short stories as well.

She is married to a very patient man. Together they have two pretty fantastic little girls ages 8 and 6 and one little dude born March 2017!

When she’s not sharing too much personal information online and in the newspaper – you’ll find Leslie somewhere in Nebraska hanging out with family and friends. There’s also a 75% chance at any given time, you’ll spot her in the aisles at Target.

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