Wednesday, December 2, 2009

TWD: Rosy Poached Pear and Pistachio Tart

Oops... Somehow this turned into Wednesday's with Dorie...

If you've got a child's birthday that falls right after a major holiday you might understand my tardiness this week. At 6:00 yesterday I was still shopping for presents for my oldest baby's birthday party that was to take place at 7:00. Yikes!

Anyway, once the dust settled from the Thanksgiving cooking and eating marathon and the birthday festivities, I decided to treat myself to a nice leisurely day in the kitchen making this *fantastic* Rosy Poached Pear and Pistachio Tart, which was chosen for Tuesday's with Dorie by Lauren at I'll Eat You.

The caramelized pistachios were kinda fun to make.

And the pistachio pastry cream? OMG, give me a spoon and leave me be, please! I could eat this stuff for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Mine was extra nice and green thanks to me not realizing I didn't have any eggs until AFTER I poured the milk over the ground pistachios. (Gotta love those mid-recipe grocery store runs... not!)

I really loved this tart. I would place it squarely in my top 5 Dorie recipes. (My thighs are thanking me for only making one tiny little tart.)

Thanks so much to Lauren for the awesome pick! If you'd like to see the recipe check out Lauren's blog, or better yet, get the book "Baking, from My Home to Yours", by Dorie Greenpspan.

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