Ingredients

Tarts

2 ripe pear

½ teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon sugar

2 cups ground almond

6 egg

1 ¾ cups sugar

¼ teaspoon almond extract

Pear Chips

1 pear

2 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons water

To Assemble

vanilla ice cream

Directions

Tarts

1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter 4 5-inch removable-bottom tart shells.

2. Peel and dice pears. Toss with cinnamon and 1 tbsp sugar and set aside.

3. Toast ground almonds lightly for 10 minutes on a baking sheet, stirring occasionally. Allow to cool.

4. Stir together almonds, eggs, 1 3/4 cups sugar and almond extract until evenly blended. Stir in pears.

5. Pour batter into pan and spread evenly. Bake for 30-40 minutes.

Pear Chips

1. Make a simple syrup by combining the sugar and water in a saucepan and stirring until completely combined and clear. Let cool.

2. Thinly slice an unpeeled pear and dip in sugar/water syrup. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet and place another sheet of parchment on top.

3. Bake in 275 F oven for 30 to 45 minutes (if starting to colour, turn down oven). Chips will firm up when cooled.

To Assemble

1. Serve tarts with vanilla ice cream and a dried pear chip.

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