Candy ripe pears and creamy mascarpone mix in our Pear & Almond Mascarpone Tart for a decadent option to welcome 2023.
Serves 8 to 10
Puff Pastry Crust
1 egg yolk
1 sheet (about 200 g) frozen puff pastry, thawed
2 cups slivered almonds
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 (450 g) container of mascarpone cheese
1/2 cup wonderful maple sugar
1/2 cup of granulated sugar
2 tbsp lemon juice
3 ripe however agency Bartlett pears, peeled, cored, and sliced 1/8-inch thick
Toasted almonds, coarsely chopped (optionally available)
Puff Pastry Crust
Preheat the oven to 400°F. In a small bowl, mix egg yolk and a couple of tablespoons water. Roll out the puff pastry on a frivolously floured work floor. Utilizing a knife, reduce a ½ inch strip of dough across the edges of the puff pastry. Brush the puff pastry with the egg yolk combination and organize strips of dough across the edges to create borders. Brush the puff pastry strips with the egg yolk combination. Prick the floor of the dough with a fork. Place the dough on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake till crust is golden brown and crispy, 12 to fifteen minutes. Place baking sheet on wire rack; let cool.
In the meantime, in a bowl, mix almonds and maple syrup; toss to coat effectively. Unfold on baking tray lined with parchment paper. When puff pastry crust is finished baking, cut back oven to 350°F. Bake almonds, stirring a number of instances throughout baking, till effectively caramelized,
10 to 12 minutes. Let cool utterly.
In a meals processor, finely chop the caramelized almonds till the combination kinds a paste. In a bowl with an electrical mixer on medium velocity, beat mascarpone cheese with maple sugar till clean and creamy. Beat within the almond paste. Put aside within the fridge. (Make forward: Might be saved in an hermetic container and refrigerated in a single day.)
In a small saucepan, mix 1 cup water with sugar and lemon juice. Carry to a boil and stir till the sugar has dissolved. Add pears and cook dinner for two to three minutes. Take away the pan from the warmth and let it cool barely.
Drain the pears and pat dry. On the floor of the cooled puff pastry crust, unfold the reserved almond-mascarpone cream, avoiding edges. Prime cream layer with Pear Filling, overlapping slices for full protection. Sprinkle with chopped toasted almonds, if utilizing.
All the time thaw frozen puff pastry in a single day within the fridge. You will know it is prepared to make use of when you may unfold it simply; if it begins to interrupt, it is nonetheless too chilly. Wait a second and check out once more.