Easy Chocolate Filled Pear Tarts

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Total Time
5 mins
12 mins

These are very easy and quick to make especially using bought frozen pre rolled puff pastry sheets and canned pear or peach halves. They make for a light dessert. Also fun for children to help make and then watch puff up while cooking.

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  • 4 pear halves in natural juice (canned)
  • 200 g puff pastry
  • 4 tablespoons chocolate (chopped or coarsely grated)
  • milk or beaten egg, to glaze


  1. Roll out puff pastry to a 20cm square or use a frozen pre rolled puff pastry sheet which has been defrosted.
  2. Cut into quarters.
  3. Place some chocolate in centre of each square.
  4. Sit a pear half cut side down firmly on top.
  5. Brush with beaten egg or milk.
  6. Sprinkle on a little demerara sugar for a crunchy topping if wished.
  7. Bake at 220°C for 12-15 minutes until risen and golden brown.
  8. Serve warm with whipped cream and/or pre made custard which has been thinned a little with some juice from the tin of pears.
  9. These can also be made using peach halves and the centres filled with white chocolate.