Pear Chocolate Amandine

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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.


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


Step 1: Butter an 8-inch non-stick tart pan. Place the baking rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2: Melt the chocolate and butter in a large glass bowl in the microwave for 1 ½ minute, at 30-second intervals.

Step 3: Briskly whisk in the sugar, eggs and almond extract.

Step 4: Whisk in the almond meal and baking powder until the batter is smooth.

Step 5: Transfer the batter into the prepared pan. Fan out the pear slices on top.

Step 6: Bake until set, for 20 minutes. Brush the pears with the warm honey glaze.

Step 7: Let cool.


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Pear Chocolate Amandine
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