Created by KathyD on October 19, 2011
Step 1: Heat oven to 400°F.
Step 2: Crust: In a large bowl or food processor, combine flour and sugar.
Step 3: Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Step 4: Gradually add water until dough forms a ball. Knead 2-3 times until smooth.
Step 5: Press dough into bottom and up sides of an ungreased 10" tart pan with a removable bottom.
Step 6: Spread jam evenly over bottom of dough.
Step 7: Filling: Place almonds in food processor; process until almonds are finely chopped.
Step 8: Add butter, sugar, and flour; process until blended.
Step 9: Add egg and almond extract; mix well.
Step 10: Drain pears, RESERVING 1/4 CUP LIQUID.
Step 11: Add 1/4 cup liquid to almond filling mixture; blend until smooth. Spread in crust.
Step 12: Arrange pear slices over filling.
Step 13: Bake 35-45 minutes or until crust is lightly browned and top is a deep golden brown.
Step 14: Cool 90 minutes. Garnish with fresh raspberries and powdered sugar.