Montag, 11. Oktober 2010

TWD - Fold-Over Pear Torte

And another fall recipe this week... This month of October is full of them for the TWD-community with the Double Apple Bundt Cake last week and the Caramel Pumpkin Pie (can't imagine this one - sounds, uhm, special...) and the All-American, All-Delicous Apple Pie to come the weeks to follow.

But let's talk about this week. Cakelaw of Laws of the Kitchen selected the Fold-Over Pear Torte. Go to her page to have a look at the recipe, if you don't own Dorie's book (pages 348 and 349). But I recommend to have a look at her page anyways, because she is one of the few non-American-TWD'ers and I always find it very interesting how non-Americans find their way to TWD, and what they choose. I think they often choose the most typical-american of all, funnily. And (more important) - she is very supportive, always kind, leaves a lot of hints, tricks and comments and bakes wonderful treats.

I like pears and fall recipes, and I extremely like this Torte. Even though I think of it more as a pie than a torte, but maybe that's a language problem. The dough is wonderful. I could eat tons of it even without filling. But why should I, when I have additionally this tasty pear-filling?

I had way to much filling, so I made some minis. Unfortunately my torte didn't turn out very photogenous.I feel always sorry for not being able to picture the baked goods I like most in a way that comes up with their taste. But taking pictures of baked goods is maybe a bit like baking itself - the more often you do it, the better you get...

7 Kommentare:

  1. I think your torte turned out fantastic - yours looks just like mine, which is comforting, as I had no real idea of how this was supposed to look. Thanks for the kind words and for baking along with me this week - glad you liked the torte!

  2. I think your torte (or whatever you want to call it) is very photogenic.
    Now I've seen a few and realize that mine looks different. Oh well, it still tasted good.
    I can't remember how I found TWD, but I think there are a few Canadians on there. How did you find it?
    Oh, and pumpkin pie is the best. Special, but in a good way. (My German-speaking students always said 'special' when they meant terrible and it makes me laugh).

  3. Ciao ! I really like your minis and would love a slice with some coffee !

  4. It looks so yummy..I bet it tasted real good to! I can picture myself eating this with a big mug of coffee!

  5. Alvarosa,

    What a tasty-looking torte! Thanks for sharing the pear love! If you ever need some ins-pear-ation, visit our recipe pages at

    Happy baking!
    Your friends at USA Pears

  6. Glad that you liked this one! I subbed caramel and butterscotch for the walnuts and apricots. Yum!