QUICK PEAR TART
June 13, 2012 in Desserts
My current fixation seems to be quick and easy puddings – not good for my waistline but great for these chilly evenings. I was watching the show Cooking for Real by Sunny Anderson on the foodnetwork and she whipped up this pear part – ( there is no whipping actually) – it is painless requiring the minimum of ingredients and ,best of all, hardly any effort. It’s a delicious tart – crisp and crunchy pastry with a filling that is not oversweet.
I made this last night – using 4 pastry squares and added cheese only to 2 squares. It is difficult to figure out which we preferred – both are delicious. This means it’s the only way I will be making it in future with and without the cheese – this will also appeal to those who always profess not to have a sweet tooth.
Fanning the sliced pear onto the pastry.
QUICK PEAR TART
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 x 410g can pear halves
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 200 C.
In a small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon together.
Lay puff pastry sheet on a work surface brush with melted butter and sprinkle with half the cinnamon sugar.
Cut into 6 even pieces.
Slice 6 pear halves leaving the stem intact.
Fan the pear slices over the puff pastry, using 1/2 a pear for each puff pastry square.
Sprinkle tops of pear tarts with remaining cinnamon sugar mixture.
Bake until pastry is golden and cooked through, about 20 to 25 minutes.
Remove from tart from oven, sprinkle with cheese and bake until cheese melts, 5 minutes more.