a Paris Wife’s Chocolate Pear Tart
  • Crust
  • 1.5 Cups AP Flour
  • ¾ cup cold butter
  • pinch salt
  • ⅓ cup icing sugar
  • Filling
  • 2 cans pear halves
  • 12oz semi sweet bakers chocolate
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ sugar
  • ¾ cup whipping cream
  1. Put all your crust ingredients into a food processor and whiz until the butter is finely chopped. You want to take care to not melt the butter, it should remain as cool as possible. Pour the mixture into a tart pan with removable bottom and, with your fingers, press up the sides to form the crust. Press it into the bottom firmly but not to hard - it will just slip and make a divot if you press too hard. Place it into the freezer while you get the filling ready.
  2. For the filling, place your chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and heat 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between zaps until melted. While the chocolate is melting, slice your pears pretty thin (1/4in or so) set aside. In a bowl, mix sugar, cream and eggs. Set aside.
  3. Your filling prep should take you about 15 min and in that time your tart shell will have firmed up. Take it out of the freezer and spread the chocolate over the bottom of the tart shell. This is a bit finicky, like icing a crumbly cake. The second time I made this tart I didn't even bother to spread it - I just drizzled it evenly over the bottom until it was distributed well. Once you've got the chocolate in, layer in your pears. Make em pretty. I just put mine in a circle but you could be more creative if you wanted. Pour the cream mixture over the top. Take care - you might not need it all. You want it to just reach the top of the pears - it will puff up a bit while baking, and you don't want all those pretty pears to be covered up. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 min or until the top starts to brown.
Recipe by Home To Heather at https://hometoheather.com/a-paris-wifes-chocolate-pear-tart/