Almond Pear Flan

April 10, 2015 • Posted in: Pears, Flan, Afternoon Tea

I had this at afternoon tea today, and immediately asked for the recipe. When I say 'asked', I really mean 'demanded under pain of death'. Impossibly tasty. The recipe instructs to prepare the flan case up to a day before adding the filling and pears, and bake the whole thing up to 3 hours before serving. Serve with cream or ice cream.

Ingredients

Pastry

  • 1 1/4 cups plain flour
  • 90g butter
  • 3 tbsp castor sugar
  • 2 egg yolks

Filling

  • 125g butter
  • 1/3 cup castor sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 3 pears, peeled, cored, quartered
  • 2 tbsp apricot jam

Instructions

Pastry

  1. Combine all ingredients in a processor, process until combined.
  2. Remove to a lightly floured surface and knead into a smooth ball. Cover, refrigerate for 30 minutes

Filling

  1. Cream butter and sugar together until just combined, add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  2. Fold in almonds and flour.

General Flan

  1. Roll pastry large enough to line a 23cm flan tin.
  2. Spread filling into pastry case, place pear quarters over filling.
  3. Place in moderate oven for 35 minutes or till golden brown.
  4. Brush with warmed, sieved apricot jam.
Preparation time: 1 hour
Cooking time: 35 minutes
Serves: 6-8

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