Italian Pear and Apple Tart combines two of fall's favorite fruits for a simple but delicious dessert.
4 tablespoons melted butter 6 tablespoons sugar, divided 1 egg 1/2 cup flour 1 teaspoon baking powder Grated zest of 1 lemon 1/2 cup milk 2 pears 2 apples 1/2 cup fine amaretti crumbs Confectioners' sugar Whipped cream for garnish (optional)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
In a bowl, combine the butter, 4 tablespoons sugar, egg, flour, baking powder, lemon zest, and milk. Pour into a greased 9 or 10-inch tart pan. Peel and core the pears and apples. Cut into thin slices. Alternate layers of the pears and apples over the cake batter.
Combine the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar with the amaretti crumbs. Sprinkle the crumb mixture over the fruit. Bake for 50 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Dust top with confectioners' sugar. Serve topped with whipped cream, if desired.
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