Pear Tart Tatin
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Pear Tart Tatin
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Last updated 6/12/2012 12:50:01 AM. Recipe ID 11493. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Pear tart tatin
 Categories: Desserts, Fruits
      Yield: 1 Servings
      1    10-inch circle frozen puff
           -pastry rolled 1/8-inch
           -OR  the same amount of pie
    1/2 c  Sugar
      2 tb Unsalted butter
      5    (approx) med Bosc or Winter
           -Nelis pears; ripe and
           -juicy,  but firm
      1 tb Rum, Cognac, brandy or
           -Armagnac (optional)
  Melt butter in a 9-inch black iron frying pan over medium heat and
  immediately add sugar, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Cook
  until it is golden caramel in color but be sure to remove the pan
  from the heat before the caramel  is too dark, as it will continue
  cooking from the pan heat.
  Cut the pears in half lengthwise, core and peel them, and gently toss
  the pears with the liqueur of your choice if used. Arrange the pears
  in the caramel rounded side down and pointed end towards the center.
  Cut four or five 1-inch slits in the center of the pastry to allow
  steam to escape, and lay it over the top of the pears. If you're
  using frozen pastry let it defrost first . Push the pastry down
  between the pears and the sides of the  pan.  This will make a nice,
  wavy edge as the pastry conforms to the shape of the pears.
  Set the tart in the middle of a preheated 400 deg F oven and bake for
  about 30 minutes, or until the pears are tender and the crust is
  browned and baked through. Remove from the oven, let stand for a
  minute and then invert a serving  platter over the top of the pan.
  Lift the two together, holding the platter as tight as you can
  against the baking pan, and flip it over quickly so the juice doesn't
  splatter. If a lot of the caramel has run off, spoon it back over the
  Serve with vanilla ice cream or creme fraiche - serves 8

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Recipe ID 11493 (Apr 03, 2005)

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