This rustic French dessert is a delicious combination of sweet pears, toasted almonds and flaky pastry. It’s simple, but elegant… and sure to impress your guests and leave them wanting more!
Grab your apron and let's get started!
Preheat over to 350°F.
In a food processor, add all ingredients for dough except water. Blend on high speed until dough has the texture of sand.
Add 3 tbsp water and mix on low speed until mixture turns into a dough, adding more water if necessary, 1/2 tbsp at a time.
Remove dough from food processor and shape into a disc. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge.
While the dough chills, place frangipane filling ingredients in the food processor and blend until combined.
Remove dough from fridge and place on a floured surface. Roll out dough into a rough 12-inch circle.
Spread frangipane filling around the centre of the rolled-out dough, leaving a ½-inch border without frangipane.
Place sliced pears on top of frangipane filling. Gently fold the pastry over the fruit, pleating to hold it in.
Brush pastry with the quail egg wash and sprinkle sugar on the crust.
Bake for 35-45 minutes or until the crust is golden.
Cool for at least 15 minutes on a wire rack.
Slice, serve warm or at room temperature and enjoy by itself or with a scoop of ice cream!