Want a dessert that is just made for the wintertime? Look no further than this recipe for Pear Puff Pastry with Mint and Cassis. Delicate puff pastry pockets are filled with a mint and cassis liqueur sauce and a pear half and then sealed. Baked until golden with sliced almonds on top, these Pear Puff Pastries are full of warm sweet flavor. Serve as a tasty dessert on their own or alongside creamy vanilla bean ice cream.
- 2 servings
- 80 grams puff pastry
- 2 pears (Rocha)
- 4 mint leaves
- 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons cassis
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 egg yolks
- almonds (to taste)
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- On a floured surface, roll out the puff pastry, and cut out 4 squares 10 centimeters long by 10 centimeters wide, as pictured.
- Peel the pear without removing the stem, and use a knife to slightly cut the back of the pear so as to be able to lie flat on the dough. Set aside.
- In a mortar, place the mint leaves and sugar, and crush a little. Add the Cassis liqueur and lemon, stir well until you get a very dark homogeneous liquid.
- Place the liquid in the base of the puff pastry, then the pear, and the remaining liquid on top.
- Close the pastry with the other rectangle on top, and press edges with a fork or fingertips.
- Brush the dough with the egg yolk, and put almonds on top.
- Bake for about 25 minutes, or until well browned as in the image.
PER SERVING *
|Calories500Calories from Fat240|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
|Calories from Fat240|
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.