I picked over 6 kilos of Nashi pears form my tree this year. Lucky we all love them, I will use some in some desserts and cakes. Nashi Pears can replace pears or apples in all your favourite recipes, my caramelised apple teacakes https://eloiseemmett.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/caramelised-apple-teacakes/, crumbles, muffins and pies. This Tart recipe is a classic dessert and if using store bought pastry very easy, it would be divine with homemade puff pastry if you have time or for a special occasion https://eloiseemmett.wordpress.com/2014/03/16/apple-pie-with-homemade-puff-pastry/.
makes 4 tarts
4 medium nashi pears
4 teaspoons butter
4 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 sheet puff pastry (to make 4 circles)
in a small portion size oven proof frying pan sauté over a low heat the cored and sliced (2ml) nashi pears until soft, about two minutes. Add the brown sugar and sauté for a further minute until sugar has dissolved. Arrange the pear slices how you would like it to be presented and put the pastry on top push down around the edges. Bake for about 25 minutes in a 180 C oven or until the pastry is golden and cooked. Once cooked turn over so the pear in now on top and serve immediately with cream or vanilla ice-cream.
-If you don’t have enough small single portion size oven proof frying pans make one large tart to cut and share or transfer the sautéed apples into small oven proof ramekins before topping with the pastry and baking.
Like this recipe? Find more in my first cookbook The Real Food for Kids Cookbook. When you cook this please let me know how you go with it and share it with your friends!