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Vanilla Shortcake with Nashi Pears and Strawberries
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This American classic is given a twist here by adding some lightly poached nashi pears and crème fraîche.
Serves: 6 - 8
Alternative recipe: Nashi Pear and Strawberry Tarte Tatin
Melt 50g butter with 50g caster sugar in a pan until it starts to caramelise. Add 2 peeled and quartered Nashi pears and fry 10 minutes. Toss with 125g halved strawberries. Remove the strawberries and pears from the sauce and arrange in a 20.5cm tatin or cake tin. Cover with ready rolled puff pastry, trim to fit the tin. Cook in a preheated oven 220°C, gas mark 7 for 15-20 minutes. Serve immediately.
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This recipe was first published in April 2000.