have managed to rekindle my love of cooking & the joy of preparing
food for all to enjoy! Learning how to prepare & present food that
looks fantastic and tasted even better - and is still hot! Thanks for
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Pat & Linda Brown
Walnut Grove Recipes
Pear & Almond Tart Tatin
- 2 pears
- puff pastry
- 1 tbsp soft brown sugar
- 1 tbsp whole almonds
- 1 tbsp flaked almonds
- 25g butter
1. Put butter and sugar into an 8" frying pan (that will
fit into your oven - metal handle) and gently simmer for 2 to
2. Peel and quarter pears. Carefully place into frying pan, ensuring
that each pear quarter is touching the base of the pan and they
are evenly distributed.
3.Sprinkle the almonds
over the pears, butter & sugar and continue cooking until
the underside of the pears are golden brown.
4. Remove from heat and carefully place the puff
pastry over the top of the pan, and place in a preheated oven,
180°C or 375°F.
5. Cook until pasty has risen and is golden brown,
approx 15 minutes.
6 Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 15 to 0 minutes.
7.Place a clean serving plate upside down over the pan, and turn
over quickly. It is now ready to serve.
You can either serve this warm - straight from the oven, or
chilled. It is always nice with either créme frâiche
or whipped cream, and even nicer with a scoop of lovely homemade
This is best made on the day of consumption, but
will keep for a couple of days once it is made.
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