Pears are in full bloom, and if you have a pear tree you know how urgent it is to find recipe ideas to use up the fresh pears before they go rotten! Here is a tasty, simple dessert that you can make in no time and enjoy any time of the day.
I have previously posted an easy recipe for a Homemade Shortbread Pastry, so do not hesitate to check it out before diving into this delicioulsy, seasonal recipe of pears
For the Shortcrust Pastry
- 60g sugar
- 140g chilled butter
- 280g flour
- 1 organic egg
- A pinch of salt
For the Pie
- 1 shortbread pastry (homemade or store bought)
- 100g butter (at room temperature)
- 50g sugar
- 100 poudre d’amande
- 2 eggs
- 400g peeled pears
How to Make It
Pre-heat the oven to 180°C
If you haven’t already prepared your shortbread pastry beforehand, revert to my easy Shortbread Pastry recipe and go ahead and prepare that. If you opted for a store bought one, go skip straight onto step 3
Peel the pears then cut them in half, lengthwise. Do not forget to carve out the core and the seeds, set aside in a bowl with water and a dash of lemon (this prevents the pears from oxidizing)
Whisk together the soft butter and the sugar. Add the eggs, beat vigorously and finally add the almond powder.
Roll the shortbread pastry into a pie tray, fold the sides into the tray and cut excess parchment paper and dock the dough
Pour the batter onto the shortbread pastry then line the halved, peeled pears on top until the whole surface is covered
Bake the pie for 30-35 minutes
Enjoy warm or cool
Did you know that ?
Fruit is harvested green because it continues to ripen after removal from the tree. That way, producers of pears
prevents pears to become overripe before they become available in the supermarkets around the world.
There are over 3000 varieties of pears grown around the world.
Pears also contain boron, which our bodies need in order to retain calcium, so this fruit can also be linked to prevention of osteoporosis.
World’s most expensive pear is Buddha shaped pears $9.00 each.These pears look exactly like a Buddha statue, even down to the facial details.A mold was made by Chinese farmer Xianzhang Hao of the Hebei province.
photo source: theplate.nationalgeographic.com
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