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Pear and Prune Tarte Tatin

This month’s fruit in full season are pears. Delicious, good for you and a whole lot of nutrition in a sweet juicy package.A good source of vitamin C, fiber and only 100 calories (raw) per serving. Sodium free, fat free, and cholesterol free. This particular variety I used for this recipe was the Concorde pear,they’re a golden yellow, green colour and great for any type of cooking and baking. They’re firm in texture with a delicate vanilla taste. When cut they don’t turn brown so are great added to  fresh salads and when cooked at high temperatures don’t disintegrate into a sugary mass.

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I really should have made this recipe long before now, I can’t remember an easier dessert with a fantastic visual impact, and I assure you one to try. A delicious mouthful of syrupy sweet pear and prunes on a delicate crust of puff pastry, light and flaky…

Read on for the recipe…

misto food 052Recipe: Pear and Prune Tarte Tatin

25g butter

1/4 cup (60ml) golden syrup

1 pear, sliced

6 prunes.(seedless)

1  sheet puff pastry

Preheat the oven to 180°C (355°F)

Place the butter in an oven proof non-stick frypan (13cm) over medium heat until melted. Add the golden syrup or maple syrup, arrange the thinly sliced pear and prunes in the base of the pan and cook for 5/6 minutes or until soft. Remove from heat.

Use the lid of the frypan as a template to cut the circle of puff pastry to fit inside the pan, place over the pears and prunes.

Bake the tarte for 30/35 minutes until the puff pastry is golden.

Allow to stand for 2 minutes.

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Invert the tarte onto a serving plate and ooohhh! It’s a beauty! Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream if it lasts that long.. or just on it’s own is fine!

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An excerpt for Autumn- Seasons, by Donna Hay…

“All’s right with the world when you’ve gathered your favourite people to share a meal, the room is snug and cozy, and pudding’s on the table. Go, treat yourselves and dig in” Donna Hay

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This recipe adapted from Seasons – Donna Hay

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Have a great Tuesday.



    • This book was packed into my luggage first regardless of weight on one of my travels…I know I look at this book often, love the photo’s and the recipes..and yes a great treasure!

    • I was so surprised at the outcome, really simple and delicious, I guess any combination of stone fruits would work fine!

  1. lifeinarecipe says

    This looks so yummy! I think I will have to try it this weekend. As always your photos are so great…I wish I could reach into my computer screen and grab the food! 🙂

    • If you do try it, I’d love to see your photo’s and I know you would write a beautiful post to go along with it, as you always do my friend! You have a true writers ability to capture every moment! Yvette x

  2. My mouth is watering, Yvette. I’ll have a generous slice and a cup of coffee, please. Ice cream scoop optional. It looks divine all by itself! I like the recipe. It does seem easy to do. Thank you for sharing this fabulous dessert and your lovely autumn decorations.

  3. crustabakes says

    “A delicious mouthful of syrupy sweet pear and prunes on a delicate crust of puff pastry, light and flaky…” How can anyone say no to thatt?? what a gorgeous tarte tartin!

    • So happy you called by….yes, it’s easy, I was surprised myself, I love trying new recipes and this was the first tarte tartin!

  4. I like how it’s seems so quick and easy to make, especially since it uses puff pastry. It looks gorgeous with those glowing pears on top.

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