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Buttermilk Pear Tart

Buttermilk Pear Tart
 
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Recipe type: Lunch
Time of Year: Anytime
Ingredients
  • 2 ½ cups unbleached plain flour
  • 2 table spoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sal
  • 
220 gram chilled unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • 
1 pear
  • 
100 grams blue cheese
  • 
100 grams caramelised onion
  • 
4 eggs
  • 
4 tablespoon crème fraîche
  • 
Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. To make the pastry, pulse butter, sugar, salt and flour in a food processor until it looks like coarse breadcrumbs. Add the buttermilk and continue to pulse until the dough starts to incorporate into a ball. Using your hands, shape pastry in a rectangle. Wrap in plastic film and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  2. Roll out to 1 cm thick and line a 20 cm low flan tin or 4 individual flan tins, blind bake the pastry by placing a lining of baking paper with rice to weigh it down and bake for 10 minutes at 160°C.
  3. Remove paper and rice and put a layer of caramelised onion followed by the blue cheese, then the sliced pear.
  4. Gently whisk the egg and crème fraîche and pour over tart.
  5. Bake in the oven for a further 10 minutes until egg has cooked.
  6. Serve with a little rocket salad.