seedless red jam of choice,mixed with a little water
pinch of salt
Combine crust ingredients(1 1/2 cups flour,3/4 cup butter,cut in pieces,1 T.sugar,pinch of salt)in bowl with pastry blender or 2 knives until the consistency of coarse bread crumbs.Add 2-3 T cold water.Form into ball and refrigerate 1 hour.
Mix almond paste,egg yolks,1/3 cup sugar and 1/2 cup softened butter in a food processor.Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Roll out dough and press into 4 6-inch tart pans.Spread almond filling on bottom of each.Divide pear slices on top,brush with jam.Bake 25-30 minutes.Let cool or serve slightly warm,dusted with confectioners sugar,if desired,or a dollop of whipped cream.