Pear Croustade with Lemon Pastry and Almonds
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/4 cup (or more) whipping cream
  • 1 pound firm but ripe Bartlett pears, peeled, cored, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound firm but ripe Bosc pears, peeled, cored, thinly sliced
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon (generous) ground nutmeg
  • Whipping cream (for brushing)
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • Vanilla ice cream (optional)

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