Wine-poached pear tart

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1⅓ cup Flour
¾ cup Plus
3 tablespoons Granulated sugar
¼ teaspoon Salt
12 tablespoons Butter
1 \N Egg yolk
1 \N Bottle (3-1/2 cups) white wine
½ \N Lemon; zest of
8 \N Firm pears
½ teaspoon Almound wxtract
½ teaspoon Nutmeg

Combine flour, 2 Tbs. sugar and salt. Cut in 10 Tbs. butter. Mix egg yolk with 1 Tbs. cold water and toss into flour mixture. Gather into a ball.

Roll and fit into a 10" tart pan. Bake at 375 for 40 minutes. Combine wine, ¾ cup sugar and zest and bring to a boil. Peel, halve, and core the pears. Add them to the pot, cover and simmer 20 minutes. Remove 6 pear halves and continue cooking remaining pears 15 minutes. Remove remaining pears and process them with extract and nutmeg. spread puree in tart shell.

Slice reserved pears and arrange on top. Sprinkle with one Tbs. sugar and broil untill lightly browned.



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