Home Sweet Pear and chestnut cream tart

Pear and chestnut cream tart

Difficulté : Medium
Catégorie : Sweet

The pleasures of fall are endless, and I always look forward to December with all its beautiful decorations, music and warm recipes. I propose you to put in this atmosphere, this pear and chestnut cream pie, a classic association but always successful! With homemade puff pastry, the result will not be very sweet, despite the fact that the pears have been cooked in a syrup beforehand. Ideal for warming up by the fire.

For a 22cm diameter pie

  • 350g of puff pastry
  • 3 beautiful pears
  • 3 tablespoons of chestnut cream for the bottom
  • a few slivered almonds

For the syrup:

  • 400g of sugar
  • 500ml of water

For the pie maker:

  • 1 large egg
  • 175g of full cream
  • 100g of chestnut cream

Start by preparing the pears in syrup, even the day before if necessary. You can of course buy it ready-made! Pour the sugar and water into a saucepan and bring to a boil.

Peel the pears, leaving them whole for the moment.

Place them in the syrup, here I have two, but put three for a larger pie than the one in the picture!

Lower the heat to a simmer and cook for 25-30 minutes, turning the pears occasionally. Then turn off the heat and leave the pears in the syrup until it reaches room temperature.

Roll out the puff pastry to 2-3 mm thickness on a floured work surface.

Place it in the pie circle or pan. Here I put the pie circle in a larger dish to have a bottom. But you can put the circle on a baking sheet.

Cut off excess dough. Before cutting, I usually leave it in the fridge for at least 20 minutes to make it easier to do.

Prick the dough We will bake the dough blank. Here I find my method of the flour bag. Place two sheets of heat-resistant cling film over the dough, each sheet extending well beyond the dough. Fill with flour and close the film to make a small bag.

Bake for 30 minutes at 200°C with the bag on, then for another 10-15 minutes without.

To make the mixture, place the egg, full cream and chestnut cream in a bowl and mix well with a fork.

Cut the pears in half, carefully removing the core.

Pour two to three tablespoons of chestnut cream into the pre-baked pastry base. If the dough has puffed up, gently mash it with the cream. Place the pear halves on top. Here for the moment two, I put in the final 3 halves, but for the pie of the size I give you, you will probably put the 6 cooked pear halves.

Pour in as much as possible.

Sprinkle with slivered almonds.

Bake this time at 180°C for 40-45 minutes.

Carefully remove from the pan and enjoy the pie while still warm.

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