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And here's the RealSimple recipe inspiration for using puff pastry
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Posted to Thread #13750 at 8:28 pm on Feb 11, 2009
This was a beautiful photo in the magazine, but I can't find it anywhere on the Web. Where's GayR when you need her SearchAbility?
[Edited] See scanned image at #13781.
<b>Chocolate Pear Pastry</b>
1 17.3-ounce package frozen puff-pastry sheets, thawed
4 ounces chopped hazelnuts (1 cup)
1/2 9-ounce box chocolate wafer cookies
5 ripe pears (such as Comice or Bosc)
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Heat oven to 400º F. Coat 2 cookie sheets with cooking spray. On a lightly
floured surface, roll out one sheet of pastry into an 18-by-10-inch rectangle.
Transfer it to a cookie sheet. Fold over 1 1/2 inches on each of the long sides
to make a rim. Use a fork to pierce the center in 1-inch intervals. Repeat with
the remaining pastry on the second cookie sheet. Bake both for 10 minutes.
Remove to wire racks. Reduce oven temperature to 375ºF.
Combine the hazelnuts and chocolate wafers in a food processor or blender and
pulse until they resemble sand. Peel the pears and cut each lengthwise in half.
Discard the cores and stems. Distribute the nut crumbs along the center of each
partially baked pastry. Arrange the pears, cut-side down, on the crumbs,
alternating stem and round ends. Brush the rim of each pastry with some egg.
Sprinkle with the sugar.
Return the pastries to the oven and bake 20 to 25 minutes more or until the
pears are tender when tested with a fork. Remove and cool on wire racks. Place
the chocolate chips in a small cup and microwave 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Stir until
smooth. Drizzle over the pastries. (This recipe can be made up to 1 day ahead.)
Yield: 10 servings
Real Simple, NOVEMBER 2003
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Other messages in this thread:
- 13750. ISO: Awesome Desert to go with Brandy Alexanders? - MichelleInIL - 1:19pm on 02/11/09 (11)
- Because it's rich and creamy, I'd say something not rich & creamy, but fruity would be good. Like a - Marg CDN - 5:29pm on 02/11/09
- Michelle, consider a pear tart with puff pastry. [LINK] - MarilynFL - 7:08pm on 02/11/09
- (((hugs))) to LisaInLA for her generous TJ's "almond meal" gift; perfect for this almond cream. [NT] - MarilynFL - 7:12pm on 02/11/09
- ((Marilyn)) [NT] - LisainLA - 6:48pm on 02/12/09
- And here's the RealSimple recipe inspiration for using puff pastry - MarilynFL - 8:28pm on 02/11/09
- Love the "individuality" of this version (not T&T) [NT] [LINK] - MarilynFL - 8:37pm on 02/11/09
- This just has to be good [NT] - charlie - 9:28pm on 02/11/09
- maybe some crispy cookies, like Sandi's Butterscotch wafers or even pie crust sprinkled with cinnamo [LINK] - AngAk - 7:09pm on 02/11/09
- I agree with Ang on the cookies, since the drink is so rich. How about hazelnut crisps or - Meryl - 9:42pm on 02/11/09
- Or you can just make a rich Brandy Alexander dessert, such as a Brandy Alexander pie or - Meryl - 9:44pm on 02/11/09
- Thanks to all! - MichelleInIL - 2:36pm on 02/12/09