Pear Tart

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    • #325460

      Pear Tart
      8 sheets of phyllo pastry
      3 tbs canola oil (you may end up using less)
      2 tbs brown sugar
      3 medium ripe-but-firm pears
      1 tbs fresh lemon juice
      1 tbs cornstarch
      3 tbs brown sugar
      Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
      Peel the pears, then halve them. Using a small melon baller, core the pears from top to bottom.

      Cut into 1/8 inch slices.
      Put pear slices in a medium bowl and drizzle with lemon juice. Combine cornstarch and sugar in a small bowl, then sprinkle over sliced pears. Gently toss.
      Carefully unseal and unroll the pack of phyllo dough.

      Taking one sheet from the stack and place on the parchment. Cover the remaining stack with a tea cloth while you work, as phyllo dries out quickly.
      Dip a pastry brush into a small bowl containing the canola oil and brush the top of the phyllo sheet with oil. Sprinkle with a generous pinch of brown sugar.
      Remove the tea cloth covering the remaining stack, take another sheet of phyllo dough and press it gently on top of the one brushed with oil.

      sprinkle with a pinch of brown sugar once more.

      Again, cover the remaining stack as you work.
      Repeat this process until you have stacked eight sheets of phyllo pastry onto the parchment.
      Re-roll and return any remaining phyllo sheets to the package and put away in the refrigerator or freezer for another use later.
      Carefully lay the pear slices onto the phyllo base, leaving an inch or so border.
      Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until the pastry is golden brown.
      Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.

      Serve warm or wait and serve at room temperature.
      Using a pizza cutter, cut into 12 squares.
      Note: This is quite a bit of work, but oh so fabulous! DD is the dessert/pastry baker and this is one of hers. Follow her recipe and enjoy!

      I bow to her expertise and willingly…this is fabulous! giggle smiley
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    • #445506

      Yummy ….So Gonna make This X-mas For something Different for a Change..My Kids would love this..and also would love to help make it

    • #445525

      I so hope that you enjoy making it with the kids! It is really good! My DD being the rebellious type (I think that it’s geneticgiggle smiley) focused on the area of cooking that I didn’t and her recipes are fabulous.

      Her cheesecakes are unsurpassed. Friends and people that she knows actually call and ask if she has time to make cheesecakes for an event that they are planning. I keep telling her that she needs to open a bakery!

      Unfortunately she thinks that she should open an organic juice and salad bar…sigh…

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