Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Pear and Blackberry Frangipane Tart

It was a rather wet start on Sunday, but when it dried up after lunch, I went out and noticed that there were a lot of 'brambles' which were ripe.  I started to pick them, but once my hands were full, had to come back to the house for a bowl!

I put most of the blackberries in the freezer but decided to keep some back to make a dessert.

Pear and Blackberry Frangipane Tart

1 traybake tin  approx 30 x 23 x 4cm (12" x 9" x 1 ½")
1 sheet frozen puff pastry
3 tbsp raspberry jam
1 or 2 poached pears, quartered
100g blackberries (or a couple of handfuls)

for the Frangipane
55g butter
55g caster sugar
40g ground almonds
1 large egg
15g plain flour

1. Heat the oven to 180C/170C fan oven
2. Line the tin with the pastry and trim to fit
3. Spread the raspberry jam on the base of the pastry
4. Using an electric mixer or a wooden spoon, beat together the frangipane ingredients
5. Add peached pears and sprinkle over the blackberries, push them down into the frangipane mix.
6. Bake at 170C for 20 minutes until risen and golden brown.

I served the tart warm with icecream, but you can also eat it cold.  If I was going to make this again I would make shortcrust pastry for the base as the puff pastry wasn't so good underneath especially when cold.

I had some company when I was out picking brambles, the horses in the next door field were very interested in what I was doing!


  1. what a sweet companion and what an awesome tart!

  2. That is a seriously impressive looking tart. Lovely.

  3. oh man alive what a tart!... I just adore the way all that wonderful gooey almondy batter rises up around the fruit... I think there's one or two backberry bushes still ripe around here so I must go hunting!

  4. That is my kinda tart Janice.
    Absolutely delicious. I'd love to make this :-)

  5. I agree with Chele - it's look impressive and I bet it was really tasty....

  6. Gorgeous tart Janice! I have been collecting loads of berries down at the allotment but made jam with them. Need to get back down there to see if I can find a few more to make one of these tarts with now :)x

  7. Yum I'd love a slice of this...a great fruit combination and I bet it's really tasty with the frangipane too! :-)

  8. I think this looks delish! I want to attempt to bake this!!!

  9. Oh I do love a good frangipane tart , and this one has perfect autumnal flavours. Delicious

  10. what a wonderful autumnal twist on frangipane tart. And it looks lovely. I do like combining tart blackberries with sweet pear

  11. SNAP! Well, nearly! I made a peat, apple and bramble cake today, similar idea, but yours looks so much more elegant than my cake! LOVELY recipe idea Janice!

  12. Oooooooh, crikey. Well this looks quite amazing.

    A big rectangular slab of this with a hunk of ginger or whiskey ice cream - heaven!

    Your blog is beautiful, I love your unusual posts, so easy to get lost in them.


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