Tap, tap, tap. Do you hear that? That’s the sound of fall tapping on your shoulder. Of course if you go into any Target or grocery store, the tapping is a little less subtle. I mean come on, summer is barely over and yet apparently its practically Halloween! I friend of mine even spied boxes of Christmas decorations landing on the shelves at Lowes! What on earth is the rush? Don’t get me wrong, I love an over commercialized holiday as much as then next guy but can we not just enjoy right now?! Soft, slightly cool breezes, leaves starting to change, this is good stuff we are rushing past. Why not sit back, relax, have a pear. Or perhaps a Pear Tart.
This variation of Dorie Greenspan’s Apple Tourney Tart takes advantage of early fall pears in a sweet hazelnut crust. It is the perfect way to celebrate summer giving way to fall. So put down that egg nog latte and get to work enjoying what right now has to offer!