Maple Pear Tarts
So simple, but so good – this wintery Maple Pear Tart recipe is a great one if you need to whip up a dessert or afternoon tea quickly and uses ingredients you’re likely to have on hand!
- 1 sheet puff pastry
- 4 small ripe pears thinly sliced
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- 1 pinch ground cinnamon
- icing sugar to dust
- Yoghurt cream or ice cream
- Preheat oven to 200°C/390 Fahrenheit.
- Cut pastry sheet in half so you have two large rectangles and place on a baking tray.
- Lay slices of pear along the centre of both pieces of pastry, overlapping slighty. Brush pears with half of the maple syrup using a pastry brush and sprinkle over cinnamon.
- Bake for about 15 minutes or until the pastry is puffed and golden.
- Brush with the remaining maple syrup and dust with icing sugar if you like. Serve with yoghurt, cream or ice cream.
To make this pear tart seasonal you could replace pear with apple and feijoa in alternating layers in Autumn, or make use of summer’s bounty with apricots, peaches or nectarines – it’s the kind of recipe you can adapt to whatever you have in the fruit bowl! I love serving this with some tart unsweetened Greek yoghurt to balance out the maple syrup, but you could use whipped cream, ice cream, coconut yoghurt or whatever you might have in the fridge!