Dark chocolate and pear tart


Dark chocolate and pear tart

Pear, pastry and chocolate team up to make the perfect tart. Serve with ice cream for a decadent dessert for a special celebration or a weekend treat.

Ingredients

1 x prepared 20 cm pie pastry

7 TBS unsalted butter (at room temperature)

½ cup sugar

1 cup almonds (finely ground)

2 eggs

1 TBS cocoa

100 g dark chocolate

1 tin pear halves (drained)

Method

1. Heat oven to 176°C.

2. Grease pie tin and line with pastry.

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3. In a large bowl, mix together the butter and sugar

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4. Then add almonds, eggs and cocoa and beat together until light and fluffy.

5. Put the chocolate in a heat-proof bowl and place it over a saucepan of simmering water. Once melted, stir to combine until smooth and remove from heat.

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6. Once slightly cooled, thoroughly blend together the two mixtures.

7. Pour into the prepared pastry shell and arrange pear halves on top.

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8. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a knife that you insert into the middle comes out clean.

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