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    Seriously Fruity Spiced Pear Upside-down Tart

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    Seriously Fruity Spiced Pear Upside-down Tart

    Buttery puff pastry with a layer of apples and pears, flavoured with cinnamon, nutmeg and orange and topped with caramel.

    What makes it the ultimate summer Seriously From Waitrose dessert?

    Lovely late-summer fruity flavours with a hint of autumn to come. The tart can be served cold with ice cream or cream, or enjoyed by itself.

    Ingredients

    • 200 gms home-made puff pastry
      50 gms butter
      115 gms sugar
      3 large ripe pears
      1 small tart eating apple or half a Bramley cooking apple
      1 tablespoon raisins
      half teaspoon cinnamon
      pinch nutmeg
      finely grated rind of half an orange
      1 teaspoon plain flour
      15-25 gms caster sugar (depends how tart apple is)

    Method

    1. Oil round tart tin. Make caramel by melting 50 gms butter and 115 gms sugar, cook for 3-4 mins till dark golden. Pour into tin and leave to go hard. Peel and core pears, halve lengthways . Cut in long equal sized segments, place on cooled caramel in a fan shape, narrow ends to centre Peel and dice apple, mix with sugar, flour, raisins, orange rind and spices. Scatter over pears. Roll out pastry and cover tart. Bake 30-35 mins 180C. Cool a few minutes then turn out upside down.

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