Binnur's Turkish Cookbook - Delicious, healthy and easy-to-make Ottoman & Turkish recipes

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Chocolate Pear Pie

(Armutlu Cikolatali Tart)

Chocolate Pear Pie
4 tbsp less than 2 cups all purpose flour
125 gr unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, room temperature
1 pinch salt

150 gr (5 squares) bittersweet chocolate
3 pears, peeled, thinly sliced
2-3 tbsp sugar, adjust the amount of sugar however you like

On top:
2 eggs
200 ml 35% cream
75 ml milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

23 cm (9 inch) pie plate, oiled

Combine all the crust ingredients in a large bowl. Spread the dough in an oiled pie plate with your palm equally. Also spread the dough on top of the edges. Pierce the dough all over with a fork and bake for 15 minutes in preheated 375 F (180 C) oven.

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Spread evenly on cooled crust. Mix the pear slices with sugar and place over the chocolate (picture). Blend all the sauce ingredients well and pour all over the pears. Preheat the oven to 375 F (180 C). Bake for 45 minutes or until the tops take a golden colour. Serve while still warm.


At 3:58 PM, Anonymous Nicole said...

Just dropping by to wish you a happy valentine's day! Thanks for all the wonderful recipes, I'm never disappointed when I come here for inspiration!

At 8:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi Binnur,

that pie looks yummy...i just luv turkish food...always makes me drool just by looking at it...thanks fo sharing.


At 1:01 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you Nicole:) I wish you a happy Valentine's Day too!

At 1:01 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

This cake is for the chocolate lovers:)

At 12:02 AM, Blogger prettybaker said...

Wow - that looks yummy!!
I have tagged you on my blog and hope you participate!

At 2:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur,
What a tasty idea, a bit like poire belle helene. I'm making this cake for my birthday tomorrow (it's in the oven now). I'm curious what my guests will say about it. Knowing the Turkish kitchen from my home country Germany, it always evokes some homesickness, so it's nice to have a site where I can pick up a recipe for a cure!


At 6:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Binnur;
Can you tell me what 35% cream is? Is it what they call "heavy cream" in USA? Thanks.


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