Tuesday, October 12, 2010
TWD: Fold-Over Pear Torte
Cakelaw of Laws of the Kitchen selected Fold-Over Pear Torte for this week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe.
But honestly, doesn't it look more like some sort of potato-filled quiche?
That's what I kept thinking when I was sampling the first piece.
Fortunately, it was a lot more interesting than eggs and potatoes. It seemed to fall somewhere between a really dense cake and a custardy tart. And the most noticeable taste? Not the pears. Nope, it was the brandy.
Which is OK with me, I like a little rum or brandy or amaretto in desserts.
With the pie crust, pears and boozy custardy filling (oh, and I used figs instead of apricots since that's what I had on hand), it was an altogether tasty and somewhat unusual dessert. One I'm glad I tried.
Allrighty! That's that. If you'd like to see the recipe, please stop by Cakelaw's blog or find yourself a copy of Dorie Greenspan's book "Baking, From my Home to Yours".