This past Sunday afternoon, I accompanied Gardening Daugher, her husband and 16-yr old daughter to my sister's home in Hot Springs Village. Sister had asked GD and hubby to assist in realigning some closet doors which had jumped the track. She and brother-in-law are, like me, getting a bit physically challenged when it comes to manhandling stuff.
Mission accomplished, Sister served us a delicious late lunch/early supper of Portugese Kale Soup and bread, followed by a heavenly dessert.
The base of the tart is lemon cake, made from a mix, topped with sliced firm, but ripe, pears (Bartlett's, I think - Sister will let me know), covered with a thickened lemon sauce (juice of one lemon, sugar, cornstarch and water) and then chilled. The unexpected and utterly delicious additon to this sweet was fresh basil leaves, shown, and the expected whipped cream (not shown.) Basil, lemon, pears and cream in combination made my taste buds sing! I had a second bite and would have had thirds, but all those present at the table thought it was wonderful, too!
Your pear tart is a winner, Sister. Are you making another one anytime soon?