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French Pear Almond Tart with Crust Recipe

French Pear Almond Tart with Crust Recipe

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It may look fancy, but this homemade French Pear Almond Tart with Crust recipe or Pear Frangipane Tart is way easier to make than you think. It’s a perfect dessert for fall, especially for Thanksgiving!

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, I’d love to share one of our favorite fall-sweet recipes using seasonal fruits. And that is Pear Almond Tart or you like, Pear Frangipane Tart. With home-baked, bakery-level pear pie recipe sweet-tart (included in this recipe) crust and seasonal pears on top of the creamy and delicious almond cream filling, this tart is a superb dessert to enjoy at tea time or after any meal.

French Pear Almond Tart Recipe


For the Crust

  • 1 ¼ cups of flour
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • ¼ tsp of salt
  • ½ cup of unsalted butter (cold, cut into small pieces)
  • 1 whole egg
  • ½ tsp of vanilla extract

For the Tart

  • Prepared sweet tart crust (about 10 inches)
  • ½ cup of unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1 cup of confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 cup of almond flour
  • 2 Tbsp of all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp of sea or kosher salt
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp of rum
  • 1 tsp of almond extract (optional)
  • 3 Anjou or Bartlett pears
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 3 Tbsp of apricot jam
  • 1 tsp confectioners’ sugar (for sprinkling)
  • 1 Tbsp sliced almonds (for sprinkling)


Making the Crust

  1. Combine Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, and salt.
  2. Add Butter: Work the cold butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Egg and Vanilla: In a small bowl, beat the egg with vanilla extract. Add this to the flour mixture and stir until just combined.
  4. Form the Dough: Gently knead the dough until it comes together. Wrap in plastic and chill for at least 1 hour.
  5. Pre-bake the Crust: Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Roll out the dough and fit it into a 10-inch tart pan. Pierce the bottom with a fork, line with parchment paper, fill with pie weights or dried beans, and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the weights and parchment, and bake for another 10-15 minutes until lightly golden. Let it cool.

Making the Almond Filling

  1. Cream Butter and Sugar: In a bowl, cream together room temperature butter and confectioners’ sugar until smooth.
  2. Add Dry Ingredients: Mix in almond flour, all-purpose flour, and salt.
  3. Incorporate Eggs and Flavorings: Blend in the eggs one at a time, followed by vanilla extract, rum, and almond extract (if using). Mix until smooth.

Assembling the Tart

  1. Prepare Pears: Peel, halve, and core the pears. Slice them thinly and toss with lemon juice to prevent browning.
  2. Spread Jam: Brush the bottom of the cooled crust with a thin layer of apricot jam.
  3. Add Almond Filling: Spread the almond filling evenly over the crust.
  4. Arrange Pears: Arrange pear slices on top of the filling, fanning them out in a circular pattern.


  1. Bake the Tart: Bake at 375°F (190°C) for about 40-45 minutes, until the filling is set and the pears are tender.

Finishing Touches

  1. Glaze and Garnish: Brush the warm tart with apricot jam, then sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar and toasted almond slices.

  2. Serve: Let the tart cool before slicing. Serve slightly warm or at room temperature.

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