The first time pear and chocolate hit my palette was in Milan Italy around 10 years ago…I fell deeply and instantly in love!

It’s one of those thing you wouldn’t immediately crave but once the richness of the dark chocolate melts with the sweet nature of a perfectly ripe winter pear there is no turning back!

With the addition of Maldon sea salt and the crunch of an earthy, toasted hazelnut the bursting combination of flavor and texture is superb.

This rustic crostata scores on so many levels….particularly the flakey and ridiculously simply tart shell recipe.

If I must say so myself, this recipe is a showstopper….it’s incredibly yummy, a super elegant desert, and belongs on your holiday table!  Swoon your family & friends….I promise not to disappoint!

I adapted and adjusted this recipe from Epicurious courtesy of Bon Appetit, my go to obsession and source of inspiration!

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