Normally I’m a apple-girl. I just invented that. It means I love apples (the fruit not the devices). I once had a time when I ate 2 kilos of apples a week. Really. That’s how much I like them. When I have a garden, I have an apple tree. Or three.
However I also love chocolate (even more than apples) and apple and chocolate don’t go so well with each other. I once read that you can stop craving chocolate through eating an apple. Bullshit. I tried it. Several times. Doesn’t work. I ate chocolate afterwards anyway. But never together. That’s what pears are for. Pears and chocolate go well. Never tried it? Then this recipe is for you: A chocolate-pear-tart.
All you need:
– 75 g butter (room temperature)
– 100 g flour
– 40 g almonds (grounded)
– about 3 Tbsp water
Mix the flour with the almonds in a bowl and work the butter into the mixture with your bear hands. The warmth of your finger will help combining everything together. The dough should be crumbly. Then add just so much water that it becomes a smooth dough. Put it into the freezer for 10 mins. Roll the dough and put it into a tart form. Stab with a fork and put it back into the freezer for another 10 mins.
– 60 g butter (room temperature)
– 4 Tbsp castor sugar
– 2 eggs (whisked)
– 130 g almonds (grounded)
– 2 Tbsp cacao powder
– 400 g pears (from the can)
Mix the butter with the sugar until smooth. Step by step add the eggs, almonds and cacao powder. Take the tart form with the dough and fill in the chocolate mixture. Cut the pear halfs into slices and put it on top of the tart. You can be creative here if you like and make a rose (like I tried) or rows or circles. Back in the 200 ° C preheated oven for 30 mins
– 100 g chocolate (at least with 50 % cacao)
– 4 Tbsp milk (might need more)
– 2 Tbsp powder sugar
Melt the chocolate and add the the sugar and milk until it is nice and runny.
Serve the tart with the chocolate sauce on top. Now look what I made a nice pear tart with chocolate sauce. Did I convince you that pears go with chocolate? It’s the best with a glass of milk.
Now. Carry on!