Tartlet With Pear, Vanilla And Cinnamon Compote

March 1, 2011

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.

Serves: 2

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.

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