French Pear Tarte

Great for that first little sweet in the morning!

6 large ripe pears (any variety, I use Asian)
1 T lemon juice
10 T. flour
3/4 tsp. baking powder
6 T. sugar
1/4 C. vegetable oil
1/2 C.milk
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. almond extract
Pinch salt
1/4 C. butter
Sugar to sprinkle
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 C. slivered almonds

Peel, core and slice the fruit then sprinkle with lemon juice, turning gently to mix with all the fruit and keep it from browning.
Combine remaining ingredients in order. Pour into a buttered shallow 10 inch cake pan. Arrange sliced pears on top. Dot with butter topping and sprinkle with nutmeg and sugar mixture. Sprinkle almonds over the top.
Serve with whipped cream and chopped nuts. Also good with apples instead of pears.

Recipe Summary:
Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: About 25 minutes.
Cook Time: Bake in a 400* oven for about 50 minutes or until golden brown and puffy.

Other recipes by American Country Bed and Breakfast:
Sour Cream Banana Nut Bread
Mom's French Beignets

Recipe Provided By:
American Country Bed and Breakfast
Coeur D'Alene, ID

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