Tartlet With Pear, Vanilla And Cinnamon Compote
Welcome the arrival of autumn with these tasty pear tartlets, sweet with vanilla and cinnamon. Perfect for afternoon tea.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 5 minutes
4 good quality brought or homemade sweet short crust pastry shells
4 Buerrè Bosc pears (or any pear in season), peeled, cored and cut into rough dice
2 fresh vanilla beans, seeds and pods separated
4 tbsp sugar
Juice of a lemon
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
For the compote, place the pears, vanilla pods and seeds, sugar lemon juice and cinnamon into a small non-stick saucepan over a medium heat .
Cook for 10 minutes or until the pear is just soft. Set aside to cool.
To serve, place a generous amount of the compote into each tart shell and served with clotted cream, ice cream or crème anglaise.