Monday, January 24, 2011

Monday, Monday

Hello, hello I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!

Despite the freezing temperatures and snow we managed to have a great weekend. Friday night was dinner with the kids and 5 other families (complete chaos but so much fun) and Saturday night we had a birthday party for one of our friends. Too much wine and too much dancing!!

Sunday we had my parents over for my mom's birthday and I made one of her favorite desserts
Chocolate Pear Tart, this is so easy and so yummy!!

Chocolate Pear Tart
1 stick of butter
1 c white almonds
3/4 c sugar
3 eggs
2/3 c cocoa
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp almond extract
2 cans of pears in syrup
2 tbsp apple jelly
Preheat oven to 350, and brush a 9 inch removable bottom tart pan with butter.
In a food processor combine almonds and sugar. Process until smooth, add butter, eggs, cocoa, vanilla, salt and slmond extract. Spread into the pan.
Slice the pears and arrange on top of the chocolate crust, overlap the pears. Bake 45-50 minutes. Heat jelly on the stove and brush on top of the pears when the tart comes out of the oven. enjoy

This is a great dessert for when you have last minute dinner guests, so easy and so quick
Bon appetit!


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  2. I love pears and chocolate. Yum. This sounds divine and perfect for a birthday.

    Glad you had a great weekend.

    I hope you have a nice day!

  3. Trop, c'est trop, voudrais-tu nous dire, Jill? Trop de fêtes, Trop de bons repas?
    Oh non! Rien n'est jamais trop. Profitons, profitons! Comme de ton bon dessert que tu nous proposes la ...
    Bonne fin de journée!

  4. Sounds delicious!Wish I had that to eat right now!

  5. You always have fun and that looks so yummy!

  6. That looks absolutely delicious! You always have so much fun--it sounds like you had another fabulous weekend!

  7. Pear and chocolate...what a lovely combination. What a good daughter you are!

  8. oh that seems soooooooooo delicious !!!! x

  9. Hi Jill, thanks so much for your comment. I know what I need to do- I just have to get the courage to actually do it. On another note, this tart looks delicious! I'll have to try it soon, tomorrow I'm making cupcakes as a present for one of my moms friends.

  10. I like your articles, i think I'll try this at home :)