Tarte Bourdaloue


Tarte Bourdaloue
This tart is a classic of French pâtisserie. It's quite simple: a sweetcrust pastry case filled with almond cream and pears poached in syrup.

Invented in the middle of the 19th century, it gets its name not from its creator but from Rue Bourdaloue, the street where he had his pâtisserie.
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Last modified on: March 15th 2020

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37 min.50 min.1 hour 27 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 10 min.
Tarte Bourdaloue : Photo of step #1
Stand an 8-inch (20 cm) square metal dessert "ring" on a sheet of baking parchment laid on a baking sheet.

Roll out 250 g Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée) and line the square. Leave any spare overhanging the edge and put to wait in the fridge.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
Tarte Bourdaloue : Photo of step #2
Peel 4 Pears and cut into 4 lengthways. Remove and discard the core.

Stage 3
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If you'd like an attractive garnish, keep the stalk ends of 3 or 4 pears.

Stage 4 - 10 min.
Tarte Bourdaloue : Photo of step #4
Poach the pear quarters in 1 litre Poaching syrup at a gentle simmer.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
Tarte Bourdaloue : Photo of step #5
When the pears are tender (a knife balde should pass through easily), drain them.

Stage 6 - 4 min.
Tarte Bourdaloue : Photo of step #6
Then dice fairly coarsly.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
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Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Take the tart case out of the fridge and trim off any spare pastry around the edge (you can use this to make small tarts).

Stage 8 - 3 min.
Tarte Bourdaloue : Photo of step #8
Put a layer of 250 g Almond cream or frangipane in the tart case (it's no secret that the easiest way to do this is with a forcing bag.

Stage 9
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If you have kept some pear stalks, arrange these around the tart.

Stage 10 - 2 min.
Tarte Bourdaloue : Photo of step #10
Then add the diced pears.

Press them down gently and make the top even.

Stage 11 - 40 min.
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Bake for about 40 minutes.

Stage 12
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Slip off the metal square after the tart has cooled. You can then glaze the top using a brush.

Stage 13
Tarte Bourdaloue : Photo of step #13
Your Tarte Bourdaloue is ready.
Remarks
Variations on the "Bourdaloue" theme can be made not only with different fruit, of course, but also with another sort of pastry for the case. It will still be just as good.
Keeping
A few hours in the fridge.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,140 Kcal or 8,960 Kj48 gr651 gr194 gr
107 %18 %61 %29 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
96 Kcal or 402 Kj2 gr29 gr9 gr
5 %1 %3 %1 %
Per tart
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,140 Kcal or 8,960 Kj48 gr651 gr194 gr
107 %18 %61 %29 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Gluten, Milk, Egg, Nuts
How much will it cost?
  • For 1 tart : 7.87 €

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Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
Poaching syrupPoaching syrup: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Coupe Augustin, Pear and chocolate tart with a hint of mint, Peach Melba, Citrus tart, Poire Belle Hélène, ... All
Almond cream or frangipaneAlmond cream or frangipane: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Exotic fruit tart, Rhubarb tart, Pear tart with almond cream, Apricot and almond cream tart, Apple amandine tarts from Brélès, ... All
Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée)Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Two-coloured chocolate-orange tart, Lemon tart, Chocolate tart, How to roll out pastry for a tart, Pear, grapefruit and pistachio tart, ... All
PearsPears: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: French Family Cake, Pear sorbet, Pear and chocolate tart with a hint of mint, Yvetot Douillons, Pear and lime meringue pie, ... All
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