Pear Tarte Tartin

Method

  1. Preheat oven 180°C (or 200°C fan forced). Lay out 1 sheet of frozen puff pastry on bench to defrost.
  2. Melt butter over medium heat in the 30cm fry pan.
  3. Add brown sugar, stir gently. Allow it to start to bubble then add the pears, cinnamon and ginger.
  4. Keep stirring, making sure the caramel goes all over the pears.
  5. Continue to do this till pears are tender. Do not overcook. Turn down heat to very low, if necessary.
  6. Remove from heat
  7. With wooden spoon move the pears around in the pan to form a decorative pattern. Ensure that the flat side of the pears are facing up.
  8. Place puff pastry sheet on top of pears and tuck in the sides around the pears and down inside of pan.
  9. Bake in the oven for 35 minutes till pastry is puffed up and golden. You should be able to see the caramel bubbling around the outside.
  10. Remove from oven and let cool slightly, approximately 8 minutes. Place serving plate on top of pan and carefully turn the tart onto the plate.
  11. Serve with your choice of cream, custard or ice cream

Recipe created by Suzanne - ALDI Test Kitchen