Pear Topped Ice Cream Tarts

    30 min

    A deliciously different fruit tart dish. A crispy flour tortilla cup is filled with a pecan-coated ball of ice cream, then topped with a lightly spiced, sweetened pear mix. Drizzle with honey before serving, if desired.

    12 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 4 pears, cored and diced
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 1 tablespoon cornflour
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
    • 40g digestive biscuit crumbs
    • 55g chopped pecans
    • 1 litre vanilla ice cream
    • 6 flour tortillas
    • 1 litre vegetable oil for frying
    • 4 tablespoons honey
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 tablespoon caster sugar

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. To Prepare Tortilla Cases: In a deep fat fryer, bring oil to 190 degrees C. Place one tortilla in the hot oil gently pressing the centre with a wooden spoon or ladle until the tortilla forms a cup. Gently turn and fry each tortilla separately until golden brown on both sides.
    2. Combine pears, sugar, cornflour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and lemon zest. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to the boil; cook 1 minute longer. Let mixture cool.
    3. Combine digestive biscuit crumbs, pecans and remaining cinnamon. Form ice cream into 4 - 6 balls; roll into crumb mixture to coat.
    4. Place an ice cream ball in each fried tortilla cup. Top with the cooled pear mixture. Fried tortilla cups can be brushed with honey and dusted with ground cinnamon and sugar before filling, if desired.

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    Absolutely delicious. I used chocolate ice cream. To avoid deep frying, bake tortillas coated with spray oil in a soup bowl for 12 minutes at 375 F.  -  04 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Delicious Crowd Pleaser for the finale to a Mexican Meal. I tried it with apples and it was fantastic.  -  19 Sep 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Wow! I was really impressed with this recipe. It was very challenging but it was worth it. The only thing missing was a little whipped cream at the end and it was fantastic! I recommend this to anyone who is a crowd pleaser.  -  17 Nov 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)