Poached Pear Tart with Caramelized Pistachios

Poached Pear Tart with Caramelized Pistachios
Photo by Brian Leatart

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 9 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup shelled raw unsalted natural pistachios
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 7 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups whole milk
  • + 13 more ingredients
    • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
    • 5 tablespoons whipping cream
    • 3 tablespoons sugar
    • ½ cup powdered sugar
    • 1 lemon
    • 4 large egg yolks
    • 2/3 cup shelled raw unsalted natural pistachios
    • 5 medium-size firm but ripe pears (such as Anjou)
    • 1 orange
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 1 large egg yolk
    • 3 cups fruity red wine (such as Zinfandel)

Finely grind pistachios and 3 tablespoons sugar in processor. Transfer nut mixture to heavy medium saucepan; add milk and bring to boil. Whisk remaining 4 tablespoons sugar, yolks, and cornstarch in medium bowl to blend. Gradually whisk hot milk mixture into yolk mixture. Return mixture to same p...

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