Happy snow day to everyone in the NYC area! :) Last weekend, I made this tart for a dinner. It was so simple to put together, and looked beautiful. It starts off with Dorie's simple tart dough - which I still am in love with - and its partially baked. Then comes an almond cream - put ground almonds (still have so much left over from the DB macarons), sugar, vanilla, butter, cornstarch, and probably something else I can't remember because it's late and I'm tired, into a food processor, blend it, and put it into the crust. Then comes pears. This was the fun part, because you can cut them in a way that looks a lot harder than it is. You take canned pear halves(we had the option of poaching fresh pears, but I was short on time) and thinly slice them. You put one onto a spatula and press down slightly on it, which makes it fan out. You put six of these on top of the cream (one can of pears has six halves):
and stick it in the oven, and out comes a beautiful tart. And it tastes yummy, too!