Check out everyone's French Pear Tart at TuesdayswithDorie.wordpress.com.
I wanted so badly to do a great job on this recipe if for no other reason than respect for Dorie.
Of course, there is always some drama at my house. First, I have no tart pan. Second, there was the "time" factor. There was also the "I had a sick husband at home and I was trying to take care of him" factor. In taking "care" of him, I had to drag him around all day Saturday and Sunday in the rain to shop because we have a deadline to get a few things done. Poor thing, I did take bottled water, cold meds, and a windbreaker for his protection from the rain. (I'm at least thoughtful while subjecting him to possible pneumonia). He was a real trooper. Also, I still had Christmas presents lying around the house that I needed to find a place for. Is that a problem for anyone else? You get these wonderful presents, and then, where do you store them if it is something you aren't going to use frequently? Always a problem for me. I am a very organized person, with a house full of very disorganized closets!
Last factor, but maybe the most important, I'm reading the Twilight books. If you are reading those, then you understand how difficult it is to put them down and do anything else!!!! I also HAD to go see the movie this weekend so that was another couple of hours of my time. I didn't feel seeing the movie was even optional - I just HAD to see it. I am mid-way of the second book, and again, I cannot put it down.
So I made a french pear pie instead of tart. I used a purchased pie crust (oh no, slap me), that I already had in the freezer. Unfortunately, it was a deep dish crust. I think a thinner one would have worked better.This recipe was incredibly easy. I thought I placed my pears the way the recipe said to do it. I might be wrong.
The yankee says it is his favorite thing I have made in TWD!!!! He was literally going on and on about it! Always makes my heart proud to know I've pleased him with a food!
As you can see, my crust falls apart when I slice each piece, but it tastes good anyway!
Photos were taken in a rush as well so . . . . forgive me! I'm going to make it a new year's resolution to slow down and smell the roses more often.