Sunday, May 18, 2008

Individual caramelised pear tarts

Posted by kel @ sweet treats at 8:13 PM
I was craving a warming, comforting dessert that was capable of letting me forget about the freezing temperatures outdoors. Melbourne has been struck by two days of solid rain, and while I cannot complain in the slightest (god knows Melbourne needs the rain...we're the most drought affected capital city in Australia) I was feeling quite chilly and needed something to warm me up.

I lined a couple of small tart tins with a couple of sheets of filo pastry, which I folded up and roughly scrunched into the tins. I tucked any big bits back under itself. I peeled and cored a couple of pears and sliced the pears into thin slices. I rolled the pear slices in some brown sugar and threw them in a pan with some butter. After cooking them for a couple of minutes (turning once) they were looking caramelised. I took them out of the pan and spooned them into the lined cases. I brushed the edges of the filo pastry with milk to ensure they browned nicely, and placed the tarts into a preheated oven (220 degrees celsius/200 fan forced) for 7-8 minutes.

I topped the tarts with vanilla icecream and sprinkled some ground cinnamon on top.

I immediately felt the winter blues slip away...

3 comments on "Individual caramelised pear tarts"

pinkg on Tuesday, 20 May, 2008 said...

Hi Kel,

Im Gayethri, am from Malaysia and ive been wanting to write to u for a long time actually. Have to tell you that i was inspired to start my cookery blog by your blog! Yes, you can call me a fan =) Tried your recipe's (you can see that i've tried out your toffee shards-was a great hit!) and they've all turned out pretty nice. My favorite is your mom's birthday cake, it's one of the most prettiest home made cakes ive ever seen! So i should say THANK YOU for inspiring me and please do check out my very amateur blog!
Regards,
Gayethri

pinkg on Tuesday, 20 May, 2008 said...
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kel @ sweet treats on Tuesday, 20 May, 2008 said...

Aww thanks Gayethri, that's lovely to hear! I must say I am quite thrilled to have a fan! :D

Thanks so much for your kind comments!

 

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