Chocolate Pear Tart Recipe

Chocolate Pear Tart Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 8

115 g

3

1

120 ml

2.5 ml

45 ml

 

For the pastry:

150 g

1.5 ml

30 ml

115 g

1

15 ml

Plain chocolate, grated

Large firm, ripe pears

Egg

Egg yolk

Single cream

Vanilla essence

Castor sugar

 

Plain flour

Salt

Sugar

Cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces

Egg yolk

Lemon juice

Method :
  • For the pastry, sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Add the sugar and butter. Rub in until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Stir in the egg yolk and lemon juice. Form a ball, wrap, and chill for 20 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 200oC/400oF/Gas 6. Roll out the pastry and use to line a 25cm tart dish.
  • Sprinkle the pastry case with the grated chocolate.
  • Peel, halve and core the pears. Cut in thin slices crossways, then fan out slightly. Transfer the pears to the tart using a palette knife and arrange like wheel spokes.
  • Whisk together the egg and egg yolk, cream and vanilla. Ladle over the pears and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake on a baking sheet for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to 180oC/350oF/Gas 4 and cook until the crushed is set and the pears begin to caramelize, about 20 minutes more. Serve while still warm.

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