Sweet treats for all

Saturday, September 12, 2009

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Something we have been enjoying over the summer, a sweet and deliciously delight that can be enjoyed by both children and adults alike. Pear tatin is a delicious way to enjoy the seasons harvest.

The most surprising thing about this recipe is how simple it it. Simply melt 100g of caster sugar and 100g of butter in an oven proof pan until it caramelizes into a rich toffee colour. Add a large cinnamon stick to the pan along with 8 pears that have been peeled, cored and halved. Cook for 10 minutes turning every now and then, then allow to cool in the pan. Turn all pear halves so that the flat side faces upwards, this is so you will have the pretty curved side showing once you turn it over. Using ready rolled all butter puff pastry cut to a circle slightly larger than the pan, lay over the top of the pears and tuck the sides into the edge of the pan pricking the pastry a few times. Then pop the whole thing in a preheated oven at 190C for 30 minutes until the pastry is golden. Leave to cool slightly for 10 minutes before turning out onto a plate. Serve with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!

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