Small pear pies recipe

0 ratings Rate
  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins to prepare and 50 mins to cook
  • 542 calories / serving
  • Freezable
Share
Rate
Rate
Binder
Add this recipe to your binder.
Add
Mealplan
153165 small pear pies HERO

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.

Combine the pear, sugar, spices and 4 tbsp of water in a large saucepan and bring to a simmer over a medium-low heat. Simmer for 8-10 minutes until the pear is soft, but still retaining shape.

Divide the pastry in 2; one piece should be twice the size of the other. Roll the larger piece of pastry out to 1cm thickness and divide into 4 rounds. Line 4 x 10 cm individual pie dishes with the pastry, making sure they come up the sides of the dishes. Leave the overhanging pastry in place.

Roll the other piece of pastry out to 1-2 cm in thickness and divide into 4 rounds that will cover the pies and act as the lid. Sprinkle a tablespoon of ground almonds into the base of each pie then top with the pear filling. Arrange the pastry lids on top and cut away the overhanging pastry, gathering it up into a ball.

Make sure the pies are well sealed with the lids just overhanging the rim. Use the reserved pastry trimmings to create a lattice effect on the pastries; roll out the pastry to 1 cm thickness and cut strips 10 cm x 2 cm in dimension and lay them in a lattice effect on top of the pastry lids. Make a small incision in the pastry lids to let the steam escape as it bakes.

Brush the surface with the beaten egg. Bake on a baking sheet for 25-30 minutes until the pastry is golden brown and cooked. Remove from the oven and let them stand for 5 minutes before turning out. Serve on a baking sheet.

Text
ingredients
Email recipe details
Print recipe
  • Ingredients

  • 200g ready-made shortcrust pastry
  • a little plain flour, for dusting
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 4 large conference pears, peeled, cored and diced
  • 200g light soft brown sugar
  • ½tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½tsp ground allspice
Shop ingredients
Ways to shop
Look out for this basket to buy recipe ingredients.
Find out more

or
  • Energy 2293kj 542kcal 27%
  • Fat 16.3g 23%
  • Saturates 4.8g 24%
  • Sugars 77.6g 86%
  • Salt 0.3g 5%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 102.5g Protein 5.6g Fibre 6.5g

Convert

Suggested tips & skills

Text me the ingredients

Simply enter your mobile number below to receive the ingredients for this recipe by text

Please enter a valid UK or Ireland mobile phone number

Terms of Use. We will send you a text containing the list of ingredients for this recipe and a link to access the method. This will not cost you anything. If a message is undelivered we will only attempt to resend for up to 24 hours. This service involves no registration or subscription.