Pear Tart (Tarte Bourdaloue)

I love this deli­cious pear tart filled with a sweet almond paste. It is one of my favorite French desserts! The tart was invent­ed in a pas­try shop on Bourdaloue street in Paris, hence the name Tarte Bourdaloue. This French clas­sic is absolute­ly deli­cious!

pear tart

Recipe

I tried many recipes for the Tarte Bourdaloue, and my favorite is by far the recipe by French cook Valerie Paul Labaume. It is divine!

Please note, the recipe is for a small tart pan of about 8–9 inch­es, so if you have a big­ger tart pan, adjust mea­sure­ments accord­ing­ly.

Also, if you do not have time to make the tart crust, you can use a store-bought sweet pie crust. How­ev­er, this tart crust recipe is par­tic­u­lar­ly deli­cious, so I real­ly rec­om­mend mak­ing it.

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Pear Tart (Tarte Bourdaloue)
pear tart
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 min­utes
Cook Time 25 min­utes
Serv­ings
peo­ple
Ingre­di­ents
For the crust
For the fill­ing
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 min­utes
Cook Time 25 min­utes
Serv­ings
peo­ple
Ingre­di­ents
For the crust
For the fill­ing
pear tart
Instruc­tions
For the crust
  1. In a big mix­ing bowl, mix the all-pur­pose flour, pow­dered sug­ar, salt and soft­ened but­ter, using the tip of your fin­gers, until the but­ter is ful­ly incor­po­rat­ed and you have a mix­ture that resem­bles sand.
    sandy mixture
  2. Add the egg yolk. Mix with your hands until you have a uni­form dough. Gath­er the dough in a ball, wrap it, and place it in the fridge for 1 hour.
    sablés dough
  3. Take the ball out of the fridge. Using a rolling pin, roll it out to fit your tart pan.
    tart crust
For the fill­ing
  1. Pre­heat oven to 350 degrees Fahren­heit.
  2. Mix the soft­ened but­ter, the gran­u­lat­ed sug­ar, the almond flour, and the egg until you have a uni­form paste.
    almond taste for pear tart
  3. Use a fork to make lit­tle holes on the tart crust (pic­tured). Cut the pear halves in slices and place them on the crust as though the pear halves were not sliced (see pic­ture). (Please note: we are using the pears with­out the syrup from the can).
    pears on crust for pear tart
  4. Pour the almond paste around the pears as pic­tured.
    pear tart prior to baking
  5. Sprin­kle with sliced almonds. Bake in oven for 25 min­utes. Enjoy warm or cold!
    pear tart
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French Mom

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