Pear Tart with Chocolate Sauce Recipe

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Serves8+
SkillEasy
Preparation Time25 mins
Cooking Time35 mins
Total Time1 hours
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories245 Kcal12%
Fat13 g19%
Saturated Fat6 g30%

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C, 180 C fan, 400 F, gas 6. Lay the pastry on a baking sheet and mark a frame around the edge 2cm (3/4in) with a knife. Place in the fridge. Peel the pears, halve and remove the core and slice thinly into half-moon shapes.

  2. Place on the pastry, brush with butter, glaze the pastry edge with the egg and bake for 20 to 30 minutes. Heat the jam in a pan, then sieve and brush over the pears.

  3. To make the sauce, heat 150ml (¼pt) double cream with 50g (2oz) butter and 75g (3oz) chopped dark chocolate until melted.

Ingredients

  • 375g (13oz) sheet ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 4 to 5 pears, such as Comice
  • little melted butter
  • beaten egg, to glaze
  • 5tbsp apricot jam