Tuesday, January 6, 2009

TWD: French Pear Tart

Inspiration:
My New Year's Resolutions are (1) to improve the quality of my baked goods that involve yeast and (2) to improve my pastries, cakes, and other desserts.

I have joined an online baking group, Tuesdays with Dorie, which bakes a recipe from Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan each Tuesday. I love, love this book. The group has decided to refrain from posting the recipes so that Dorie Greenspan's book sales do not suffer.

This week, Dorie Greenspan herself chose the French Pear Tart from pp. 368-369. This was my first tart, and I think it was a success, even though I had to use an 8" tart pan when the recipe called for a 9" pan.

Liz's Rating: 9/10
Tim's Rating: 9/10

Next Week with TWD: Savory Corn and Pepper Muffins

11 comments:

Dunc said...

This is taking me back to summer, for some reason....and just yesterday I was wallowing in misery at the lack of any farmer's market for months. The tart looks delectable.

VeggieGirl said...

Looks stunning!!

n.o.e said...

Your tart is so pretty; I made an 8" one also - your spoke arrangement is nice. Glad this was a hit!
Nancy

Erin said...

How exciting that you joined TWD! I love seeing all the desserts from that book, I think I might have to buy it soon!

Danielle said...

Glad you joined the TWD group! This recipe has to be my favorite so far!

Kelly said...

Wow! That looks impressive ... it looks like it tastes yummy too!

Maria said...

How fun you joined the group! That is my favorite book and I have made lots and lots of recipes in it. I just adore Dorie!! You did a wonderful job on the tart!

farah said...

Wow, it looks fantastic! Well done :-)

WeezerMonkey said...

Beautiful!

Jaime said...

This is going against my resolution to lose my baby weight. Seriously, this looks delicious!

spike. said...

looks golden and delish! Welcome to the group