Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Pear Tarte Tatin

I Don't know why on earth I have never made one of these before until now. Sweet yummy pears and spices and puff pastry oh yum. just the thing for a sweet dessert on a chilly night and super easy to make  with next to no mess to clean up which is even better. Delicious warm or cold. I am sure the whole family will love this  

What you need:

Skillet with removable handle or heat proof handle. For this I used a small cast iron skillet and serves 2-3 people
1/4 cup caster sugar  and 2 tablespoons
40 g cold butter, chopped
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 
4 small pears, peeled, cored and cut into wedges
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1 sheet of puff pastry
Cream or Ice Cream, to serve .

What to do :

  1.  Place the pear wedges in a bowl with the lemon juice and the 2 tablespoons of sugar, gently mix well.
  2. Preheat oven to 200 fan forced. Put the skillet/ frying pan over a  low to medium heat. Add the sugar and heat to a lovely caramel colour, stirring constantly. Add the butter, ginger and cinnamon and stir to combine.
  3. Place the pears in the caramel and spoon over the mixture. Turn the heat down and cook for 5–10 minutes, until the pears are just tender and cooked but retain their shape. Remove from the heat and cool slightly. Arrange the pears so they look pretty in the pan.
  4. Cut a disc slightly bigger than your pan. Place the pastry disc on top of the pears and caramel, then carefully tuck it snugly around the outside of the pears and down into the sides of the pan.
  5. 5. Bake the pie for 30–40 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown and puffed up. Remove from the oven and leave for 10 minutes. 
  6. Run a knife around the edge, place a large plate over the top and carefully turn the tart onto the plate. Serve with cream or ice cream. Enjoy.
    Pear Tarte Tartin  

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