Saturday, April 23, 2011

Pear Tart With Gorgonzola Cheese Crust

3 cups diced pears
1/8 cup vanilla
1 cup splenda
1/8 cup cornstarch
1 tbps cinnamon

1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup maragarine
1 tsp salt
1/4 water

*preheat oven to 400 degrees
1. Add all ingrediants for the filling together in a bowl and let them set off to the side until the crust is ready. 
2. Cut margarine and cheese into flour and salt using a fork and working quickly until the mixture is crumbly.
3. Add water by drops at a time until the crust comes together in a ball. 
4. spread flour unto rolling surface and roll out a little more than half of the dough for the base of the pie. 
5. Fit the dough into the pan. 
6. Add filling to dough, ensuring that the filling does not come up over the top of the bottom layer of the crust. 
7. Roll out the remaining dough and either cut slits in the top or use a pizza cutter to cut strips and create a weaved top of the pie.
8. Brush the top of the pie with an egg white using a pastry brush
9. Bake at 400 degree for 30-40 mintues, until the top is lightly browned. 
10. Wait at least 1 hour to serve, allowing the filling to set up after exiting the oven. 

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