Flavours and Flair



March 2015




Written by , Posted in Sweet


There is something about French desserts that make them look so tempting and inviting and they taste even more heavenly than you can possibly imagine.

This exquisite and warming Pear Tart Tatin is a traditional Parisian dish that is all of the above- plus more!

What’s even better is it’s so simple to make, and will leave your kitchen smelling so sweet for hours on end.


- 3/4 cup caster sugar
- 70 grams unsalted butter, chopped
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 5 pears
- 2 tablespoons lemon
- 1 sheet of rolled puff pastry
- 1 tablespoon flaked almonds (optional)


- Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius.
- Peel, core and cut pears into wedges and place in a bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.
- Place an oven proof frying pan on stove top over a medium heat. Add sugar, butter and cinnamon and heat to a caramel colour, stirring constantly.
- Place ready pears in the caramel and turn heat down to low and cook for an extra 8 minutes, until the pears are tender and cooked through.
- Remove from heat and cool slightly.
- Arrange pears nicely around frying pan and place the pastry on top of pears.
- Carefully tuck pastry around the outside of the pears and down into the sides of the pan.
- Bake for around 35 minutes, or until pastry is golden brown and puffed up.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
- Run a knife around the edges and place a large plate or dish over the top and carefully turn the tart onto the plate. Sprinkle flaked almonds on top of tart and serve.