Easy Pear and Marzipan Tartlets

October 24, 2016

Easy Pear and Marzipan Tartlets

Easy Pear and Marzipan Tartlets

Quick and easy these are great as a brunch snack, or light dessert following a large meal. Best served warm from the oven, with either a drizzle of melted chocolate and a few flaked almonds or with a generous helping of cream. Delicious either way!

Serves 4

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Required:

Shallow baking tin or sheet (greased)

Ingredients:

1 x Tin of Pear Halves (410g) approx. 5/6 halves

1 x Puff pastry - ready rolled (375g)

75g Marzipan (yellow or white)

Optional – flaked almonds, 50g Robins and Sons Milk or Dark Chocolate chips

Method:

Pre heat oven to 2000C / 400 0F / gas mark 6

1. Drain pears and reserve juice.

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2. Divide the marzipan between the pear halves (usually 5/6 per tin).

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3. Place a piece of marzipan in the hollow of each pear half and place the pear ‘core side down’ on the pastry sheet (so the marzipan cannot be seen).

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4. Carefully unroll the pack of puff pastry and lay flat. Allowing approximately 2cm border, cut around the pear to create the tartlet.

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5. Use clean fingers or the back of a teaspoon, to ‘knock-up’ the edges of the pastry, to produce a fluted edge.

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6. Place tartlets on greased baking sheet. Brush the pastry edges with milk or beaten egg and baste the pear halves with the reserved pear juice.

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7. Bake for 15 minutes, until the pastry is golden brown and well risen.

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8. Just before serving, baste the pear halves once again with the reserved juice and serve.