Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Craft's Meow Preview - Fruity For You

It's Day 4 of previews from The Craft's Meow and so it's Day 4 of my recipe cards. This one is based on th set Fruity For You by Nina B Designs. I love the stylised pieces in this set with their cute sentiments - it makes them such fun to play with. Be sure to check out the rest of the TCM DT's fabulous inspiration on OUR BLOG.

Here's today's recipe for you....

Pear tarte tatin with brown sugar mascarpone
Ingredients (serves 6)
2 tbs water
155g (3/4 cup) caster sugar
4 large pears, peeled, cored, quartered
1 tbs fresh lemon juice
1 tbs melted butter
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 sheet (25 x 25cm) butter puff pastry
Brown sugar mascarpone
250g mascarpone
2 tbs brown sugar

Place the water and 100g (1/2 cup) of sugar in a 20cm (base measurement) ovenproof non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until the sugar dissolves. Simmer, without stirring, for 6-7 minutes or until the syrup is light golden. Remove from heat.
Combine the pear, lemon juice, butter, vanilla and remaining sugar in a bowl. Arrange the pear, cut side up and slightly overlapping, in the frying pan. Cook over medium-low heat for 6-7 minutes or until the pear starts to soften. Set aside to cool completely.
Preheat oven to 200ºC. Cut a disc from the pastry, slightly larger than the top of the pan. Place over the pear. Tuck in the edges. Bake for 30 minutes or until the pastry is crisp and golden. Set aside for 10 minutes to cool.
Meanwhile, to make the brown sugar mascarpone, place the mascarpone in a bowl. Add the sugar and stir to create a swirled effect.
Turn the tart onto a serving plate. Serve with brown sugar mascarpone.



Boxofcolours said...

OK, I'm on a diet so please stop taunting me with scrummy recipies!!

Its a great card Debbie, thanks for sharing.


~amy~ said...

YUM...seriously, I feel like I gain 5 lbs visiting...your recipes all sound so very delish!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Debbie.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sandra said...

Sandra ltb

Nina Brackett said...

What a fantastic idea, Deb. And that recipe sounds yummy...anything with mascarpone cheese!

catdidit said...

That sounds soo yummy, just like your card is! That black just makes everything Pop!