Cardamom and pear tart : Puff pastry ideas

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Cardamom and pear tart is a nice, quick and simple dessert to make. If you do not like cardamom you can leave it out and do not have to replace with anything else.

Ingredients for cardamom and pear tart

225 puff pastry, you can use homemade puff pastry or store bought

10 cardamom pods (optional)

60 grams soft butter

60 grams caster sugar

3 medium ripe pears

Method for cardamom and pear tart

Pre-heat oven 220 Celsius

Brush the butter on the base of an 18cm/7 inch round cake tin

Add the sugar on top of butter

Remove the seeds from the cardamom pods and sprinkle them on top of the sugar

Peel and cut the pears in half and remove the seeds and then put them cored side up, in the cake tin

Roll out the puff pastry on a work surface to make it bigger that the cake tin so that you can tuck the pastry into the cake tin

You may need some flour to stop it sticking on the work surface

Put the pastry over the pears and tuck it in to seal everything in

Bake in the oven for about 25- 30 minutes until the puff pastry is well risen and golden brown on top

Remove it from the oven and leave it in the tin for about 5 minutes, do not leave it for too long because the caramelised sugar will harden and make it difficult to remove.

Get a plate and flip the tart on to it. You can serve it on its own with some ice cream or whipped cream

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