Tuesday, December 1, 2009
TWD: Rosy Poached Pear and Pistachio Tart
This week's TWD recipe was chosen by Lauren of I'll Eat You. She chose the Rosy Poached Pear and Pistachio Tart. This tart takes a while to put together, but isn't too complicated. It starts off with a fully baked tart crust. Then comes a pistachio pastry cream, which has small pieces of the nuts in it. After that comes pears poached in red wine. This gives them the red color on the outside that almost makes them look as if they haven't been peeled. Last comes the pistachios covered in a simple caramel made of sugar and water. We couldn't stop eating the candied nuts on their own. They would actually be good in little bags if you're making christmas baskets.