Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Forelle Pear Tart

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Forelle Pear 

Last week, I hosted a much-needed Girls' Night at my apartment for three of my girlfriends. We're all on tighter budgets these days (who isn't?), so we thought a night in with some wine and some good conversation would serve as our required social activity for the week. And what's a Girls' Night without something deliciously sweet to snack on and soak up some of that wine?

When I placed my last Fresh Direct order, I added Forelle pears to my shopping cart, partly because I've never tried them before and partly because they were on special. I knew they'd make a fantastic dessert for my friends as soon as we scheduled our Girls' Night. I turned them into a tart and it was fabulous! Mary Catherine and Candice arrived just as I was taking the tart out of the oven, and Mary Catherine couldn't wait until I cut into it so she could try a bite. Rave reviews all around! I think the first thing out of Candice and Lauren's mouths after tasting the tart was "Mmmmmm!"

Forelle Pear Tart | Taste As You Go
Forelle Pear Tart

Despite its deliciousness, I managed to save a quarter of the tart for my boyfriend to eat when he came to visit last weekend. It was hard, but I think he appreciated the gesture. The recipe is ridiculously easy, and you can substitute other types of pears for the Forelles if you want. Apples would work, too!

Forelle Pear Tart
Printable Recipe


INGREDIENTS

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, defrosted according to package instructions
  • 4-6 Forelle pears, depending on size, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and lay the sheet of puff pastry on it.

  3. Arrange the pears on the puff pastry, leaving 1/4-inch uncovered around the edges.

  4. Combine the orange juice, melted butter, and brown sugar and evenly drizzle over the top of the pears.

  5. Bake for 30-4o minutes until the pears are golden brown. Allow to cool at least 10 minutes before cutting and serving.

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4 comments:

Jo said...

beautiful! and so nice to see some of your own pictures too!

Michelle said...

Jo - Thank you! I'm thrilled that I can start posting my own pictures now. My new digital camera is a blessing!

Peter M said...

Michelle, took a look around your blog...it's comfy, informed and you're having fun!

Michelle said...

Peter M - Thanks for stopping by!