Pear tart with hazelnut frangipane and cardamom Chantilly

November 23, 2013

Pear tart with hazelnut frangipane and cardamom Chantilly

Tarts, whether savory or sweet, are one of my most favorite things to bake. Indeed, crafting tarts is a several-step process that makes me feel like I’m working on an exciting project (which, in my book, definitely makes cooking more fun!). Plus the results are always as gorgeous as they are delectable.

This pear tart meets all those requirements and more. There are most definitely several steps to this recipe: making the crust, whipping up the frangipane, slicing the pears to perfection and whisking a Chantilly until it’s airy as a cloud. And when you’re all done, the tart looks absolutely stunning.

But what I love even more here is the combination of flavors. The hazelnut frangipane is light, yet bursting with the essence of the toasted nuts – it makes for a marvelous pairing with the juicy pears! The tart shell gives the dessert the foundation it needs, but it’s so crumbly and light that you barely notice it’s there. And the touch of cardamom in the Chantilly brings a tantalizing, exotic aroma to every spoonful.

So here’s to an elegant tart that will elevate any dinner party, or holiday feast, to heavenly heights.

Pear tart with hazelnut frangipane and cardamom Chantilly

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Disclaimer: As always, my point of view is my own. I do not accept samples, and have no commercial relationship with any product, food or wine company.

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Donna Ford November 25, 2013 at 8:30 am

Viviane, Your Pear Tart looks so yummy. I can’t wait to make some for us. Love to you & Marc!

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Viviane November 25, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Donna! Thank you so much for dropping by and for your kind note. We wish you and your family a beautiful Thanksgiving!

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Evelyne@cheapethniceatz November 25, 2013 at 1:39 pm

Oh Viviane this tart looks so elegant and wonderful. So many of my favorite things here :-)

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Viviane November 25, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Thank you so much, Evelyne! Happy Thanksgiving to you, my dear…

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Kim Beaulieu December 5, 2013 at 12:27 am

This is so pretty, it’s just screams holiday to me. I need to try this.

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Viviane December 5, 2013 at 9:55 am

Thank you, Kim!

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