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Pear, grapefruit and pistachio tart

Pear, grapefruit and pistachio tart

A sweetcrust pastry case filled with pistachio cream, topped with pear and grapefruit slices.

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Last modified on: February 17th 2013

For 1 tart, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
1 hour 2 min.35 min.1 hour 37 min.
Preservation: A few days in the fridge covered with plastic fim
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
5 min.
Pear, grapefruit and pistachio tart : Photo of step #1 Put into a food-processor bowl: 150 g butter, 150 g ground almonds, 150 g caster sugar, 3 eggs and 30 g Pistachio powder or paste.
Stage 2
7 min.
Pear, grapefruit and pistachio tart : Photo of step #2 Beat until the mixture is light and creamy.

Set aside in the fridge.
Stage 3
10 min.
Pear, grapefruit and pistachio tart : Photo of step #3 Roll out the sweetcrust pastry, line your chosen tin or mould and put to wait in the fridge.
Stage 4
15 min.
Pear, grapefruit and pistachio tart : Photo of step #4 Peel both outer and inner skin off 2 grapefruits.
Stage 5
5 min.
Pear, grapefruit and pistachio tart : Photo of step #5 Preheat the oven to 180°C (360°F).

Spread the pistachio cream in the pastry case to about about 1 cm (0.4 inch) deep.
Stage 6
10 min.
Pear, grapefruit and pistachio tart : Photo of step #6 Peel 2 Pears, cut into quarters lengthways. Remover the core, then cut each quarter again into 2 lengthways.

As pears tend to turn brown rapidly, the trick is to cut them on the same chopping board as the grapefuit and coat the pieces with the juice left, using a brush.
Stage 7
5 min.
Pear, grapefruit and pistachio tart : Photo of step #7 Stick the grapefruit and pear pieces into the pistachio cream...
Stage 8
35 min.
Pear, grapefruit and pistachio tart : Photo of step #8 ...and bake for around 35 minutes.
Stage 9
5 min.
Pear, grapefruit and pistachio tart : Photo of step #9 If possible, finish with an apricot jam glaze.

Remarks

You can use other fruit, of course, but do try to keep a similar balance between tangy and sweeter, softer fruits.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 1 tart : 7.79 €

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Source: Based on a recipe by Eric Kayser.
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