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  • Makes 8
  • 1 hours
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 8 Ingredients

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Uses quite a bit of sugar, so good for special occasions rather than every day! You can also make it look a bit fancier by slicing the pears and fanning them


Ingredients (makes 8 tarts)

  • 8 Pears peeled
  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • 4 Sheets Sweet Short Pastry
  • 195 grams Butter (can use marg but butter works best)
  • 195 grams Castor Sugar
  • 3 Eggs whisked (use 2 if larger eggs)
  • 195 grams Flaked Almonds
  • 30 grams Flour

Method

  1. Place pears in a large pot, with sugar and cover with water. Poach very gently for 30 minutes. Remove, core and cut in half.
  2. Cut 8 discs from the pastry and place each disc in a greased 10 cm tart mould, so it just hangs over the side.
  3. To make filling, cream butter and castor sugar. Beat in the egg, and then stir in the almond meal and flour until well combined. Spoon into raw pastry shells- only half fill as it will rise. Place a pear half on top and sprinkle with flaked almonds.
  4. Bake at 160C for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve.

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