Galette Amandine with Caramel Pear Ice Cream
By Executive Chef Alice Water, Chez Panisse, Berkeley, CA

Wine Suggestion:
Robert Mondavi Winery Napa Valley 1999 Muscato d'Oro

Serves: 8 - 10

1 Galette Dough recipe (rolled into two 14 inch circles)

Frangipane Filling Ingredients:
1/4 cup Unsalted Butter
1/2 cup Almond Paste
1 tbls. Sugar
2 tspn. Flour
1 whole egg, beaten
1/3 cup Sliced Almonds (toasted)

Topping Ingredients:
1/4 cup Unsalted Butter, melted
1/2 cup Sugar

Preheat the oven to 450.F

Filling: Place butter and almond paste in mixer. Using the paddle attachment, mix on a low speed until the batter is light and fluffy. Add the flour and sugar Mix until the batter has a smooth consistency. Measure 2 teaspoons of beaten egg and add to the mixture. Beat in egg until incorporated and set aside.

Remove the pre-rolled galette from the refrigerator Place one dough on parchment paper-lined baking sheet. (Reserve the other one until ready to use.) Spread the frangipane filling on the galette dough, leaving a two-inch border around the edge. Sprinkle the toasted almonds on top of the filling. Place the other dough directly on top of the first. Trim any excess as needed. Finish the edges by turning the dough on itself to make a narrow pastry rim around the tart. This will also seal the tart so that none of the filling leaks out. Use a small knife to make any slits on the top of the tart to release the moisture while baking.

Before baking, brush the top and sides with melted butter. Sprinkle the sugar over the entire tart, making sure not to get any on the parchment (any sugar on the parchment will burn).

Bake the tart for 30 minutes until the crust is well browned and caramelized. Let the tart cool before slicing.

Other Great Chef RecipesLinks:
Caramel Pear Ice Cream
Fall Vegetable Bagna Cauda
Fall Vegetable Ragout with Mushrooms
Fish Soup Chez Panisse

Fish Soup Cooked over the wood fire with Tomato Confit
Galette Amandine
Garden Salad with Shallot a Vinaigrette
Peking Duck Breast Grilled over Vine Branches

Other Great Related Links:
Alice Waters Cooks A Dream


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