Amaretto poached pears gianduja tart

1If you thought we were done with gianduja, well...No !! Now it's time to have baking fun with it. In this recipe you will taste how Amaretto, pears & gianduja go together so deliciously, and how a buttery crispy puff pastry makes a perfect nest.

By the way, Amaretto is a wonderful sweet italian almond liquor.

yields : 6

here's what we need :

2 1/2 hours
3 pears, 1 lemon juice, 1 cinnamon stick, 1 star anise, 100g brown sugar, 10cl amaretto, 50cl water, puff pastry (homemade if possible), 160g gianduja (here), 5cl whipping cream.

here's what we do :

Peal the pears, divide them in 2 by the middle & put in lemon juice (so they won't oxidize).

Pour water with brown sugar, cinnamon stick, amaretto & star anise in a saucepan, heat until a boil then add pears, poach on low-medium heat until they're soft & translucent.
Take the pears out & put aside in fridge for 2 hours.

Preheat your oven at 302°F
Spread your puff pastry with a rolling pin & lay it down on a round pie pan. Prick pastry all over with a fork.
Bake for 20 minutes. Allow to cool down.

heat the whipping cream in a saucepan, add the gianduja & whisk.
Spread the gianduja "ganache" on pastry.

Cut the pears into thin slices & lay them down on the gianduja ganache.
                                                                                                                                   relax, savour & share!


  1. You and I are both on the pear kick. Looks delish!

  2. Ooooh, this sounds so good! Great flavors, and lovely presentation!

  3. I can already smell this baking and filling my house with such beautiful aromas.

  4. Oh dear. I've had all those elements before, but never all of them rolled into one incredibly decadent tart! Woe my hips.

  5. Your tart looks gorgeous! Love the flavour.

  6. Your tart looks absolutely gorgeous! I love the flavour combination and a great way to use gianduja. Yum!

  7. This tart looks beautiful and i love your photographs!

  8. The flavor combination here is outstanding, truly inspired!

  9. This looks delicious....And I am into anything that uses amaretto.

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  10. What a gorgeous tart. I love how you've fanned the pears.

  11. Gianduja chocolates have always been a favorite of mine! Your tart looks lovely!

  12. This is perfect! Love the addition of cinnamon and star anise, not to mention the amaretto!

  13. Your tart looks gorgeous! I love the flavor combination! Gianduja is one of my faves :)

  14. I love how pretty this tart is and all of the flavors going on. Your photos are inspiring as well. I am loving your blog!

  15. this looks divine and oh-so elegant! i have some pears on hand so this is a great idea..altho i don't have amaretto! your puff is delightfully golden too! yummmmy!

  16. This is fantastic, such as a great combination of flavors. Great job!

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  17. That tart looks amazing and I like the use of the amaretto in it!

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