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Sweet almond pastry

Sweet almond pastry

Tarte aux poires et chocolat

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Sweet almond pastry

For one pie base

Preparation time: 5 min    Cooking time : 30 min

Refrigeration time: 2h


  • 120g butter
  • 70g icing sugar
  • 25g almond powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 200g plain flour


  • In a bowl, combine flour , butter cut into small pieces , icing sugar , almond powder , salt and egg. Combine without overworking the dough and form a ball.

Tarte aux poires et chocolat

  • Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours before using . It will be easier to spread .
  • Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  • Remove dough from refrigerator and roll out the dough gently with a rolling pin .

Tarte aux poires et chocolat

  • Place the dough in a pie dish , cover with baking paper and beans and bake for 30 minutes until it is golden brown.

Tarte aux poires et chocolat

  • Remove dough from oven and remove baking paper and beans
  • Cover the pastry with the topping desired.

If you still have pastry you can make beautiful chocolate shortbreads . Roll the dough, cut it with a cookie cutter , and bake for 20 minutes. Top with melted chocolate and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving. Chocolate will be so crisp !

Sablés au chocolat

Sweet almond pastry recipes is coming from the book Ladurée The Sweet Recipes from chêne edition.

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