Pear Tarte

What makes fast or convenience food popular is in the title, its convenient and fast. Busy people don’t want to spent a considerable amount of time in the kitchen having already completed a hard day’s work.

Takeaway or ready meals may tick the fast box but usually are nutritionally lacking whilst filled with harmful amounts of sugar and salt.

Pear Tarte is delicious dessert which takes about 5 minutes to prepare and 25 minutes to cook, with a skill level of super easy. Nutritionally speaking it is putting you back in command of what passes between your lips, eating fresh and the added value of satisfaction.

Heating the oven the 175C fan, line a baking tray with parchment and a couple of squirts of one-cal. Take a fresh pear of medium size (Conference are great but any variety will do) and cut laterally from the top to bottom and using a teaspoon remove the pips, before carefully remove the peel. Next taking a sheet of pre-rolled puff pastry, trace the shape of the pear leaving a border of about 1/2” (1cm) – no need for super accuracy this isn’t “Bake Off”.

Place the pear in the Centre of the pastry and roll up the edges to make a pastry ‘boat’. Spray the edges with buttery one-cal or paint with melted butter. Next sprinkle liberally the fruit with sugar or sweetener and bake for 25 – 30 minutes until the pasty is brown and the fruit is soft (a sprinkle of cinnamon is my favourite).

Serve with ice cream, extra thick cream or fat free Fromage frais.

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