PEAR & GINGER TARTS
Updated: Apr 23
COOKBOOK: Mariela’s Blue Folder
Ginger is considered one of the healthiest spices on the planet. In a syrup over a dessert, OMG! Im not going to lie, this is the first time I bake with it and it will not be the last. The flavour was absolutely delicious. You can buy the syrup on its own but I think the healthier alternative is the ginger in the syrup which can be purchased from some the top grade health shops.
Loved it! This one sits at the top of my list for now! Hope you enjoy
2 x puff pastry sheets60g butter, softened
1/4 cup of sugar
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 almond meal
2 tablespoons of ginger syrup, chopped (approx 2-3 ginger pieces)
500g pears in syrup
2 tablespoons of the pear syrup
Vanilla custard to decorate
Preheat oven to 200C
Grease 8x tart cases with a loose base.
Cut each sheet into 4 squares. Roll out on each side to expand and cover the base and sides of the tart case. With a knife, remove extra pastry along the sides.
In a mixer, add butter and mix until light in colour, add egg and keep mixing. Gradually add sugar and almond meal and pear syrup & ginger syrup (chopped up), keep mixing until well combined.
Evenly distribute between each tart case. Spread evenly. If too sticky, dip the spoon into some hot water to make it easier to spread the mixture. Place slices of pear over the top. Bake for 30mins. When removed from oven, allow them to cool .
Take a small glad wrap kitchen bag. Add some custard and seal. Turn it to the side and snip a small corner. Carefully decorate the tarts with custard.
They’re now ready to be served.
Hope you enjoy