Pear Tart – as delicious as it is lovely.

This pear tart, typically Parisian, is called tarte bourdaloue in France, and is the pride of any French patisserie.  Traditionally, it’s filled with almond cream, however, this recipe skips that (and the calories) without forfeiting any delicious flavor.

For some of the almond flavor, try adding a touch of almond extract to the marscapone instead of pear brandy

Pear brandy
Pear brandy

Kringle

Kringle
Kringle

Don’t let the word “Kringle” full you into thinking that this is going to  be a difficult recipe to prepare.  It is easier then making donuts and much more delicious.  This recipe is chock full of walnuts and brown sugar but you can also use a variety  of other ingredients such as cream cheese and jam or pecans and cinnamon.