Monday, 8 March 2010

Birthday tag and Pear and Almond Tart

On Lots to Do Challenge you have to make anything as long as you use distress inks.  I don't have any of the new ones (sheds a little tear) but hope to get some asap.  I made the happy birthday ticket and the flower is three different ones, punched out of card, then punched some old book paper and stuck it on top.

The girls at Craft Den Studio wanted my receipe for Pear and Almond Tart, which should look something like this:

Serves 6

Pear and Almond Tart

1pack sweet dessert pastry (I of course, make my own, being such a domestic goddess)
large tin pear halves (6 halves)
80g caster sugar
1 egg
100g soft butter
120g ground almonds
pinch if salt
1 soup spoon toasted flaked almonds

Line a tart tin and bake blind for 10 - 15 mins

In a mixer mix well together the egg, sugar, salt, butter and ground almonds

Cover the base of the baked tart case once it has cooled down and smooth over

Finely slice each pear half horizontally then fan out. Place on top of the frangipan mix, pointed end facing the centre.

Cook at 180C for 30-40 mins depending on oven!

Serve warm or cold, spreading the toasted almonds over the top (I lightly coat top of tart with apricot jam before doing this so that they stick on). Dust with icing sugar.

I promise you it's the best, quickest and easiest dessert to make.


  1. Hiya Ann and oh what a stunning tag - love the colours you have used - hope you manage to get the new ones soon :):)- wipes away a tear - flower is fantastic

    Flan looks good too

    Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

  2. Oh Ann the tag is lovely - thank you for sharing the recipe - it looks delicious and sounds like even I could manage it LOL!

    Hope you are OK - I haven't got any of the new distress inks yet either - sob - must put this right very soon LOL!

  3. Sounds yummy, looks yummy, thank you for the recipe. You have so many talents. The tag is great too, still can't believe you haven't got the new inks yet though. See you wednesday hopefuly, if you're up to it again. Love Sandra x

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  5. My word you have made my mouth water!! this looks so yummy I have to agree you are a domestic goddess!! I have tasted your goodies so I know!! Love the tag Ann the colours are fab (considering you don't have the new colour's) lol and love the stamps you have used seems you are also a crafting Queen xxx

  6. the tag looks STUNNING ab-sol-utly stunning, mind you the tart does too, hope you are continuing to get better, dont over do it x sue x

  7. The tag is just amazing! I shed a tear for you too, hope you get some new DI colours soon. (I want the rest now!!)
    The tart looks fantastic as well.

  8. Ooo Ann this recipe looks really scrummy! I shall try it!
    Love the tag too!
    Lesley x

  9. Fab tag hun...loving the style...and as for that droooooling! :O))

  10. ooh - what a yummy recipe. will have to try this. thanks for sharing. Lovely tag - gorgeous colours. You don't need those new Distress inks really (pah - who am I trying to kid!! LOL)

  11. The tag is fab Ann no one would know you didn't have the new inks cos your colours are so good anyway.
    Love the tart too thanks for the recipe will give this a try.
    Pat xx

  12. Awesome Tag and your tart looks yummy!

  13. Great tag and really fancy making your tart too - thanks for sharing.

  14. Love the colours on the tag and that recipe looks really interesting :)) Must have a go!

  15. Goodness me FC, the mojo has returned and how! Lovely tag, gorgeous colours and I love that flower! The tart looks delish so I might just have to try that one out!
    Big hug x x

  16. mmmm Ann that tart looks delicious. Quick and easy... might be for you! lol Love your tag the colours and that flower are gorgeous. See you later. Love Lynne xx

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