Prep 2 hrs
Cook 35 mins
I found his recipe in a local magazine and it is an absolutely perfect variation from the classical apple tarte tatin. It is sweet, crispy and warm... a perfect dessert.
- 1 cup flour
- 1 pinch salt
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 egg yolk
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 4 pears (very green)
- 7 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons water
- In a bowl mix very quickly with your fingers the flour, salt and 4 tbsp of cold butter. With the yolk put all this together and add 2 tbsp of sugar and the water. Make a ball, wrap on plastic and leave to cool in the refrigerator for an hour or so.
- Cut the pears in halves leaving the stem but withdrawing the seeds.
- In a pan over high flame melt 5 tbsp of butter with 2 tbsp of sugar (from the cup), and stir until it becomes a golden syrup. Lower the flame to the minimum and add the pears leaving the "canoe" side down, and the cut side up.
- Over the pears put the rest of the butter (2 tbsp) in little squares, the rest of the cup of sugar and the cinnamon. Cook for 8 minutes, take away and bake in a low oven for 20 minutes.
- While you wait for the pears, take the dough and roll it in a circle a little bit larger than the pan, so when the 20 minutes are over you can cover the pan with it and leave it in a medium oven for 15 more minutes.
- Leave to cool down a little for 10 minutes, turn down on a beautiful dish and eat with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.