Fresh pear tart

    Fresh pear tart


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    About this recipe: Pears make a delightful addition to the dessert table when they are in season. My favourite way to use them up is in this pear tart recipe.

    Serves: 8 

    • shortcrust pastry for 1 (23cm) pie dish
    • 115g unsalted butter, softened
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 55g brown sugar
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
    • 2 eggs
    • 5 fresh pears, peeled and chopped

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:1hr cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Arrange pastry in a 23cm pie dish and refrigerate while preparing filling.
    2. Beat butter, caster sugar, brown sugar, flour, nutmeg, allspice, salt and cinnamon together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth. Beat eggs, 1 at a time, into butter mixture until incorporated; fold in pears. Pour filling into chilled pastry case.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven until filling is set in the middle, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool completely before serving, about 1 hour.

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    I used all brown sugar, Demerara instead of soft brown as that's what I had on hand. Also it took a lot longer to bake than the recipe stated but it tastes very good! Level of spice just right, nice and sweet but not too much. If I make it again I may add some flaked almonds on top for a bit of crunch. - 23 Nov 2016

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