It's late night and I'm just getting to blogging about this week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe. What the! It's been forever since I haven't been way ahead of the game. And I'm really starting to get sick of these nasty nighttime photos. But I guess it doesn't really matter because the result of the Fold-Over Pear Torte chosen by Cakelaw of Laws of the Kitchen was excellent.
The beautiful and rustic-looking torte is sitting on our counter, still warm and the entire house smells of pears, custard and hints of almond and lemon. What a beautiful thing. When I read that this dessert had pears in it, used Dorie's 'Good For Almost Everything Pie Dough" recipe and was formed in a springform pan...I had to make it.
We loved this pear torte. The only changes I made to the recipe were swapping walnuts for pecans and then using extra vanilla instead of rum. It turned out perfect. The look of this dessert is so unique. The crust is great: golden, rustic and flaky. Each bite produced a different experience. Some bites you'd get pear and almond, then the next you'd get a hint of lemon in the custard with the apricots...just wonderful
There you have it: Fold-Over Pear Torte. Give it a try. Snag the recipe from Cakelaw's blog or better yet, go out and buy the award-winning cookbook, Baking From My Home to Yours. It's a real keeper and someday in the next two years or so, I'll be able to say that I've made every single recipe from it! Until then, I'm off to bed.
Next week: Caramel Pumpkin pie
Last week: Double-Apple Bundt Cake
One year ago: Allspice Muffins
Two years ago: Pumpkin Muffins
Click here to see all the tarts I've made.