Baked pear and honey tart

Baked pear and honey tart

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Serves
4-6

This tart is great served whole for a dinner party. The trick is not to put too much liquid in when cooking the pears as this will cause the tart to fall apart when portioned up. The cinnamon sauce is fab with this.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
400g Rich shortcrust pastry, made using icing sugar to make it sweet
8 pears
caster sugar, to taste
20g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
4 medium egg yolks
1 medium whole egg
1 tablespoon clear honey
600ml double cream
whipped cream, for serving

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC. Lightly grease a 24cm loose-bottomed tart tin.
  2. Roll out the pastry into a circle 3mm thick and slightly wider than the tin. Line the tin, gently easing the pastry down into the corners. Leave 2.5cm pastry overhanging the edge. Chill for 10 minutes.
  3. Line the pastry case with greaseproof paper and fill with dried beans, rice or flour. Put the tin onto a baking tray and bake for about 10 minutes. Remove the paper with the beans and bake the pastry case for a further 5 minutes, so that the pastry no longer looks glassy. Trim off the overhanging pastry edge level with the top of the tin.
  4. Reduce the oven temperature to 170ºC.
  5. Peel, core and roughly slice six of the pears, Place in a pan with 1 tbsp water. Cook over a medium heat for 5–10 minutes, until soft. Sweeten with sugar to taste. Drain through a sieve to remove any excess liquid, then beat to a purée.
  6. Peel and core the remaining two pears, and cut it into neat 6mm slices. Fry gently in the unsalted butter until softened and lightly coloured. Place the pear purée in the bottom of the pastry case and overlap the pear slices on top.
  7. In a bowl, beat together the egg yolks, whole egg and honey, then whisk the double cream into the egg mix. Pour into the pastry case, over the pears, and bake for 30 minutes, until the mixture has set and is golden brown. Serve in slices with a dollop of cream.
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