Baked Pears on Puff Pastry

Baked Pears on Puff Pastry

This is a quick and easy dessert or snack to serve anytime of the day. Pear halves are stuffed with chocolate and then baked on puff pastry.  Mmmm, they turned out so good… just writing about this recipe is making my mouth water.  You can make it with apples as well and maybe sprinkle some cinnamon on top to give it a nice touch and flavour. I will definitely try this next time.

Time: 55 min, Prep:  30 min.  Cook: 25 min
Servings: 6              

Ingredients:

  • 350 g puff pastry, thawed if frozen
  • 3 pears
  • 2 squares semisweet chocolate
  • 1.5 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1.5 Tbsp caster sugar

You also need a baking pan greased with butter and lined with parchment paper.

 

Directions:

On a lightly floured surface, roll the pastry into a rectangle about ½ cm thick. Trim the edges, then cut into six equal smaller rectangles. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside.

Peel pears and cut in half lengthwise. Remove the core from each pear half.

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Pack the cavity with chopped chocolate.

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Place a pear half, cut-side down, on each piece of pastry and brush them with the lemon juice.

Preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F). Cut the pastry into a pear shape, leaving a 2 cm border. Use the trimmings to make leaves and brush the pastry border with the beaten egg.

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Arrange the pastry and pears on a baking sheet. Make deep cuts in the pears, taking care not to cut right through the fruit, and sprinkle them with the sugar.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until lightly browned. Serve hot or cold.

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Recipe adapted from ‘The Chocolate and Coffee Bible’ – C. Atkinson, M. Banks, C. France, C. Mc Fadden.

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  1. says

    Pentru toate miresicile gospodine de pe miresici.ro si pt toti romanii care imi viziteaza blogul postez cu mare drag si versiunea in romana :) :

    Ingrediente:

    350 g aluat de foietaj
    3 pere
    2 cubulete de ciocolata
    1.5 lg suc de lamaie
    1 ou batut
    1.5 lg zahar

    Pe o suprafata presarata cu faina am intins aluatul într-un dreptunghi de aproximativ ½ cm grosime. Am taiat marginile si apoi am impartit foaia în şase dreptunghiuri egale mai mici. Am acoperit aluatul cu folie de plastic pana am pregatit perele.

    Perele le-am curatat si le-am taiat in jumatate pe lungime. Apoi am scos cu grija casuta cu samburi si am umplut perele cu bucatele de ciocolata.

    Pe fiecare patrat de aluat am asezat cate o jumatate de para cu partea taiata in jos. Apoi am stropit fiecare jumatate de para cu sucul de lamaie.

    Intre timp incalziti cuptorul la 190 ° C.

    Am taiat aluatul intr-o forma de para, lăsând o margine de 2 cm. Din coca ramasa am facut frunze si codite…. asta o sa ia putin timp mai ales daca esti la prima incercare (ca mine), dar eu zic ca a meritat efortul in final :)

    Am periat marginea de aluat cu oul batut si am asezat perele intr-o tava unsa si tapetata cu hartie de copt. Apoi am crestat perele pe lungime usor cu un cutit si am presarat zaharul peste.

    Se dau la cuptor pentru 20-25 de minute, pana se rumenesc usor.

    Pofta buna :) !

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