From: Rancho San Gregorio

Pear Tarts

Ingredients and Quantities:
2 Cubes Butter
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder

3/4 Cup sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
2 1/2 Cups Flour
1/3 Cups Slivered Almonds
1/2 Teaspoon Salt

Combine butter and sugar, flour, salt and baking powder. Cut with pastry blender until crumbly. Press mixture into 9xl2 baking dish. Bake 15 min. at 350 degrees.

While crust is baking prepare filling:
Mix 1 cup sour cream with:
2 egg yolks,
1/2 cup brown sugar,
and 1 tsp. vanilla.

Peel and cut 3-4 large pears into slices. Arrange slices on top of baked crust. Pour the sour cream mixture over the pears. Sprinkle with slivered almonds and bake 30-40 minutes at 350 degrees (until custard is set). Cool slightly before cutting. Serves 10-12 people.