An allspice-scented crust is the perfectbase for this scrumptious orange-flavored pear tart.
Recipe: Pear Tart
3/4 cup all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 6 tablespoons butter 1 (1/4-ounce) envelope unflavored gelatin 1/2 cup orange juice 6 pears, peeled, cored and mashed 3 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice 1/2 cup orange marmalade
Crust: In a bowl, combine flour, sugar,and 1/4 teaspoon allspice. Cut in butter until crumbly. Kneaduntil the mixture sticks together; press onto the bottom andup the sides of a 9-inch springform pan; prick with a fork. Bakeat 400°F (205°C) for 10 minutes, or until golden. Coolon a wire rack.
Filling: In a saucepan, combine unflavoredgelatin and orange juice. Cook over low heat until the gelatindissolves, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and stirin 3 mashed pears, brown sugar, salt, 1/8 teaspoon allspice,and 1/2 cup orange marmalade; blending well. Chill for 45 minutes,stirring occasionally.
Pour into the prepared crust; arrange3 thinly sliced pears on top. Brush with heated orange marmalade.
Makes 9 servings.
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