Pear and pistachio tartlet

Spring is here for almost a month, and little by little we're taking off our coat and whool sweater.
Thinking of the sun and nature coming back to life I was craving for pears and pistachio.
I love the juicy sugary flavor of pears. Their light yellow color goes so well with the dark green pistachio cream, not to mention the wonderful mix of flavours.

Serves : 4 tartlets

Here's what we need :

for the crust : 200g flour, 50g icing sugar, 50g pistachio powder, 1 pinch of salt, 125g butter at room tempareture.

2 pears.

For the pistachio cream : 50g icing sugar, 50g almond powder, 20g pistachio paste, 1 teaspoon cornstarch, 1 egg, 50g melted butter, 3cl whipping cream, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

Here's what we do :

let's start with the crust :

In a large bowl, mix icing sugar, flour, pistachio powder & salt.

make a well and add the butter coarsely chopped. Work with your finger tips until sandy.

Add 2 tablespoons of cold water & make a ball.

Allow to rest 1 hour in the fridge.

It is time for the pistachio cream :

In a bowl, mix the icing sugar with the pistachio, pistachio paste & cornstarch.

Add the egg, the melted butter, whipping cream & vanilla extract.

Preheat the oven at 320°F

spray the crust with a rolling spin & divide it in 4 circles.

Put the circles in 4 round pie moulds. Cover with wax paper & dry beans.

Bake for 15/20 minutes. Remove the beans & wax paper.

Meanwhile, peal the pears & cut them into thin slices.

Garnish the tartlets with the pistachio cream, cover with the pear slices.

Bake for 20 minutes.

                                                                                                                                   relax, savour & share!


  1. It looks divine, I love the flavor combination!

  2. Oh, the color of the pistachio paste in this lovely pear tart is killer!
    This is the type of dessert I'd crave for breakfast, and even after dinner :)