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Caramelised Pear and Brie Tart

RECIPE OVERVIEW

A fantastic vegetarian option, perfect for spring and summer.

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 60 minutes

Ingredients

Serves: 4 people

  • 1 - Fresh Egg
  • 225 g Plain Flour
  • 110 g SuperValu Butter
    cubed
  • 1 pinch SuperValu Salt
  • 2 tbsp Water
Filling
  • 2 - Fresh Egg
    beaten
  • 1 - Red Onion
    peeled and cut into thing wedges
  • 140 g SuperValu Brie
    cut into slices
  • 2 tbsp SuperValu Brown Sugar
  • 60 g SuperValu Butter
  • 75 ml SuperValu Cream
  • 3 - SuperValu Pears
    peeled cored and cut into thin wedges
  • 0 - SuperValu Whole Black Peppercorns
    to season

Method

  1. To make the pastry, sieve the flour and salt into a glass bowl, add the butter and using your fingers crumble together until resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. Add the beaten egg yolk and some water until the dough comes together.
  3. Wrap in clingfilm and allow to rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.
  5. Lightly grease a 12" pastry tray.
  6. Roll the pastry into a rectangle, approximately 3mm in thickness.
  7. Trim the excess and place in the fridge to rest.

Filling

  1. Meanwhile melt half the butter in a frying pan and when foaming add the pear and brown sugar, turning once or twice until golden (approx 5 minutes).
  2. Transfer to a plate. Add the remaining butter to the pan and add the onions, cook for 2-3 minutes until golden.
  3. Remove the pastry from the fridge and cover with some parchment paper, fill with some rice or dried beans.
  4. Place in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, remove from the oven and remove the paper and rice or beans.
  5. Whisk together the eggs and cream, add some salt and pepper.
  6. Arrange the caramelised pear, brie and onion over the base of the pastry, then pour over the cream mixture.
  7. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes until just set.
  8. Remove from the oven and set aside for 5 minutes.
  9. Serve immediately.

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