Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Dessert: Rustic Pear Tarts with vanilla ice cream

Rustic Pear Tarts with vanilla ice cream

1 sheet (about 10 by 12 in.) frozen puff pastry (14-oz. package), thawed

2 or 3 firm-ripe pears, such as Bosc or Comice

About 1/3 cup orange marmalade

1 large egg, beaten to blend

About 2 tbsp. turbinado sugar

1. Preheat oven to 375°. Lightly butter 2 large baking sheets. On a floured surface with a floured rolling pin, roll out pastry to 16 by 18 in. Cut pastry in thirds lengthwise and in half crosswise. With a wide spatula, transfer the 6 rectangles to baking sheets.
2. Core pears and cut into thin wedges. Arrange, slightly overlapping, on pastry rectangles, leaving a 1 1/2-in. border bare (angle slices if necessary). Warm marmalade in a microwave oven to melt, then brush over pears. Fold border over edge of pears, stretching slightly and pressing down to hold. Brush new edges with egg, then sprinkle turbinado sugar over tarts, especially pastry edges.
3. Bake until pastries are richly browned, 25 to 30 minutes.

Serve tarts warm or cool, with vanilla ice cream.

*I added dried cherries to 2 of the tarts and used cherry jam instead of the orange marmalade. YUM!

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