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Old 01-24-2005, 02:38 PM   #1
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Oregon Hazelnut & Pear Tart

This recipe appeared recently in my local newspaper and wanted to share.

OREGON HAZELNUT & PEAR TART (Courtesy of Kevin Hylands, owner of Eugene restaurant Koho Bistro)


4 cups flour
3 Tbs sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 pound butter
1/3 cup water

Combine dry ingredients, cut in butter. Quickly knead in water. Wrap and refrigerate at least one hour. Roll out crust to 14-inch diameter and fit to 12 inch tart ring placed on a flat sheet tray, bake 350 for 20 min. (or buy frozen puff pastry)


4 eggs
1-1/4 cup brown sugar
1-1/4 cups corn syrup
6 Tbs melted butter
1/2 tsp salt
1-3/4 cups roasted, skinned hazelnuts
2 Oregon Boxc pears, peeled and diced
2 Tbs chopped candied ginger

Whip first six ingredients until well combined. Stir in hazelnuts, pears and ginger. Fill baked shell. Bake 40 minutes at 375.

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