Pear Chocolate Amandine
Good thing I love blogging because it can be a lot of pressure. Pressure of time, creativity and pressure to always make new dishes. I have some favorite recipes on this blog and sometimes I just want to remake them but feel that I have to make something new for the sake of the blog. But you know what, I always end up with a feeling of satisfaction after stepping out of my comfort zone and creating something new. Marriage, friendships, parenting, jobs and most things we’re passionate about in life all come with a certain degree of pressure, don’t they?
When I saw pears in the market the other day, all I wanted to do was remake this galette. After all, it was very tasty and many people who made it told me they loved it too. I wanted to make my old favorite but also wanted something new to share with you. With limited resources of time and energy I had to make a choice and as always I went for the second option. That option was this decadent pear chocolate amandine.
I’m so glad I went for it.
PEAR CHOCOLATE TORTE RECIPE
Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 MIN
3 ounces dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
¼ cup muscovado sugar
3 eggs, preferably at room temp.
¼ teaspoon almond extract
1 cup almond meal
¼ teaspoon baking powder
2 medium Bosc pears, halved lengthwise, cored, and cut into 1/8-inch slices
For the glaze
2 tablespoons warm honey
Butter an 8-inch non-stick tart pan. Place the baking rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Melt the chocolate and butter in a large glass bowl in the microwave for 1 ½ minutes, at 30-second intervals.
Briskly whisk in the sugar, eggs and almond extract.
Whisk in the almond meal and baking powder until the batter is smooth.
Transfer the batter into the prepared pan. Fan out the pear slices on top.
Bake until set, for 20 minutes. Brush the pears with the warm honey glaze.