Pear Tarte Tatin

I ordered a couple of bags of pears from Tesco this week. However they didn’t have the ones I ordered so they did a replacement. Somehow they managed to replace 2 bags of 5 pears with 4 bags of 7 pears. They didn’t charge extra, which is nice… but it does mean I have a stockpile of pears to get through!

So to use some up, and to try making rough puff pastry again after it didn’t work that well last time, I’m doing a rough puff pear tarte tatin.

The basic pastry is:

  • 250g plain flour
  • 250g butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 100ml water

The butter gets cut into small cubes and rubbed into the flour (& salt) a bit, leaving lots of chunks of butter. Then water is added to form the dough, and this goes in the fridge for 20 minutes.

CameraZOOM-20131027123758701This then gets rolled out and folded in thirds treatment a few times, before going back in the fridge until needed.

CameraZOOM-20131027130505642So pears: pear and slice.

CameraZOOM-20131027203928251Melt 120g butter in an oven-proof frying pan, take off the heat and add a cup of sugar, then place the pear slices on.

CameraZOOM-20131027204754931Cook this for about 12 minutes to get some good caramelisation going on.

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Then roll out the pastry and cut out a circle to fit the pan, and tuck in at the edges.

CameraZOOM-20131027210255694Cook this for 30-35mins at 170c fan until the pastry is cooked.

CameraZOOM-20131027214015640Then loosen at the sides and turn out onto a large plate.

CameraZOOM-20131027220823956The serve with ice cream!

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Wow – I made tarte tatin! And it tasted great :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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