2/3 cup almond paste
1/4 cup Sugar
3 tablespoons unsalted butter (softened)
1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon pur almond extract
  grated zest of 1 lemon
  Sweet Pastry Dough (enough for 1 crust)
6 ripe pears (Barlett, Bosc, or Anjou)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 teaspoons amaretto
2 teaspoons Sugar
  Whipped cream (as optional garnish)