Pear Tart "Poem Corner View"

Isn't life poetry in motion? Doesn't this tart look like a perfect piece of poetry? It is! Served with whip cream or drizzle of Carmel sauce this tart is perfect for a cold winter day.

The Snow-Storm

Announced by all the trumpets of the sky,
Arrives the snow, and, driving o'er the fields,
Seems nowhere to alight: the whited air
Hides hills and woods, the river, and the heaven,
And veils the farm-house at the garden's end.
The sled and traveler stopped, the courier's feet
Delayed, all friends shut out, the housemates sit
Around the radiant fireplace, enclosed
In a tumultuous privacy of storm.

Come see the north wind's masonry.
Out of an unseen quarry evermore
Furnished with tile, the fierce artificer
Curves his white bastions with projected roof
Round every windward stake, or tree, or door.
Speeding, the myriad-handed, his wild work
So fanciful, so savage, naught cares he
For number or proportion. Mockingly,
On coop or kennel he hangs Parian wreaths;
A swan-like form invests the hidden thorn;
Fills up the farmer's lane from wall to wall,
Maugre the farmer's sighs; and, at the gate,
A tapering turret overtops the work.
And when his hours are numbered, and the world
Is all his own, retiring, as he were not,
Leaves, when the sun appears, astonished Art
To mimic in slow structures, stone by stone,
Built-in an age, the mad wind's night-work,
The frolic architecture of the snow.

Pear Tart

1cup of flour
1 stick of butter
1/2 cup of sugar
1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon of almond extract
1/2 slightly ripened pear slices into very thin wedges
cinnamon sugar sprinkled over the top

bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes
let sit for 30 minutes after baking

In a mixing bowl combine eggs, sugar, extract, and butter.  Then add in dry ingredients of flour, salt, baking powder. Slice pear in thin wedges.  Butter a springform pan and spread out batter than add the pear wedges.  Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and bake.


Unknown said…
Looks really yummy....can smell from here...
simply bev said…
Yum! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Le monde dÖ said…
I'll try the recipe! And I like your idea of "poetry in motion"... and your poem, of course ;) have a nice day.
Anonymous said…
looks just perfect for a cold day :)
Heather said…
Nice combo! And I could easily veganize the tart by using apple sauce instead of an egg. I may have to try it.
Unknown said…
A cold poem followed by a nice warm tart! Perfect!
nadine paduart said…
your poem evokes a wintry greeting's card with a fire somewhere, a-blazing. i think i can have that slice of pear pie now... mhmmmmm. n♥
Menthe Blanche said…
My comment was not recorded yesterday ... I think I'm going to try your recipe.
Something surprised me ... you really bake at 350 °? My oven baked only just at 250 degrees ... Just cook longer I think.
Francesca said…
i knew i'd find a recipe here, Kelleyn! :)
i love the (pear) sun shape in that tart. i will have to make it.
Kari said…
something warm along with your words.
thanks for the recipe...might have to try it.
karyn said…
I love the combination of the snowy poem and the warm pear tart. Perfect! And thank you for the recipe - I think I might try to make one :-) Karyn - Eliza's Dream
Francesca said…
thinking of baking this today, Kelleyn, but what on earth is cinnamon sugar?! probably will have already baked it by the time you wake up ...

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