Thursday, 20 March 2008

Poached Pears Tarts in Chocolate Sauce



This is one of those dessert which one think is difficult to make as it looks so good, but then when you read the recipe and make it, you are surprised how easy it is to make them.
Not to mention how delicious it is. It was as they all are finished now.

How can it not be delicious, it has puff pastry, pears, nuts and CHOCOLATEFor sure I am going to make them again.............

This I am sending to Ragga of Singing Chef who in her own words I'm a singer and cook trapped in the body of an HR professional.She is hosting this month
This is my last post. Taking a break as my daughter is having her spring beak.Will be back after the first week of April.
During this period I have promised myself I am not going to take even a peek in any blogs :-)

And before I go I have to say I got this Lovely You make my Day Award from Ruth's Kitchen Experiments.
Thankyou Ruth I was overjoyed when i got it.
Normally I have to pass this to few fellow blogger, but I coudn't decide who all to give it. So this is for all my friends who visit me here and say such encouraging comments.

Ingridients.
3 firm pears, peeled
400 ml water
Few ornage peels
1 tbsp Vanilla essence
1 bay leaf
50 gm sugar6 square sheets of puff pastry
40 gm real cacao powder5 tbsp cream
25 gm soft butter
50 gm walnuts chopped
1 egg
A bit of sugar to sprinkle


Few of the ingridients


Boiling in the sugar syrup






Ready to go in the oven


Yummy

Half the pears and remove the middle and scopp a bit out from the middle.
Bring the water to boil in a pan abd add the orange peel, vanilla essence, sugar and bat leaf.
Bring it to boil and add the pears.
Boil them for 10 minutes in slow fire with a cover.

Now take the pears out and keep the sugar syrup aside ( remove the ornage peel and the bay leaf) Let the pear cool down.

Preheat the oven to 200°cNow take the pastrt sheets and cut them into pear shapes ( show in the pic).
Apply egg wash over it.ng tray.

Mix the butter ,sugar and the walnuts in a bowl.
Take a tsp of the filling and fill the holes of each pear.
Lay the pears the filled side down on the puff pastry.
Sprnikle with sugar.

Bake the tarts 15 to 20 minutes or untill it is golden brown.

In the mean time. Put the sugar syrup in a pan and cook in a high heat for 10 minutes.
Mix the cacao powder with 4 tbsp of cold water.
Add the mix to the sugar syrup and mix well.
Let the sauce get thick till you have 150 ml left
Now add the cream and mix it very well.

When the tart is baked, serve them with chocolate sauce poured over it.
Enjoy.

74 comments:

Seena said...

Wow, wow!! wonderful, Happy!!
Never seen this before, am always staying far from sweets.. :D

Peter M said...

Happy, I've never seen poached pears with puff pastry (nests) before...it's a marvelous idea!

sandhya said...

the tarts looks so beautiful...i am sure it tasted delicious.. Enjoy your spring break...

kamala said...

Pears tart is mouth watering and delicious

ranji said...

wow!!!happy these r reallly delicious..very creative....the photos r so beautiful. :)

Mansi Desai said...

wow, those look heavenly HC! I am gonna cook with pears this weekend:)

Mansi Desai said...

as for WBB, you can send in one of your older posts too for the event if that workks for you:) after all, its just gathering recipes that events are all about!:)

Happy cook said...

Seena You would be surprised how light they were even with the chocolate sauce. So do try them.

Peter Well now you have and they are delicious.

Sandhya It indeed tasted delicious.

Kamala Thankyou

Ranji thankyou.

Well look forward to you pears post when i am back.
Will see if i have something from oler post to send you.

Dhivya said...

wow!looks great!i bet it tasted wonderful...enjoy ur break

Meera said...

Wow!They must be delicious!
Enjoy ur spring break.

Cakespy said...

These look simply FANTASTIC, and they're beautiful too!

my comfort food said...

This looks yummy, I have some people over this weekend and I think I will be able to impress them. Have fun, spring is round the corner.

Cham said...

I thought first it is "Pear Belle helene".Chocolote and pear pair very well, and u went one step further with puff pastry & nuts looks so elegant :)
Enjoy ur break :)

Divya Vikram said...

Looks great..love the idea of using chocolate over the pears..keep rocking..

Maria said...

Happy Cook these look amazing. I love the idea of the poached pears on a base of puff pastry, and of course then topped with chocolate, yum!

Maria
x

Seema said...

Thats a yummy dessert... Looks delicious!

Hima said...

All these sweet dishes around are tempting me. What a wonderful idea happy cook.

Uma said...

simply superb tarts. lovely.

Richa said...

all my fav ingredients come together in this one, lovely :)
u tempting me too much, hc!!
enjoy ur break!

Cynthia said...

Puff pastry, sweet pears and chocolate sauce - love at first site!

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Mmmm pears!

Pravs said...

have not tried poached pears. Tarts with chocolate sauce..yum !

sowmya said...

thats a beautiful recipe.. wil make this sometime...lovely photos..

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

oh, this ones so innovative!! gr8 job

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

These pear tarts look wicked - I love poached pears.

Lavi said...

wow..lovely pears Happy Cook...

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thats so Innovative! Lovely entry for the event!

easycrafts said...

Nice and different..Enjoy ur break and congrats on the award

Raaga said...

they look so good. Thank you so much for sending this across :-) have a great spring break

Rachel said...

The poached pears look awesome...with the walnut etc fillling..it must taste heavenly!Could you pretty please send some over....

Nags said...

oh my god! i almost forgot about AFAM :O and this is such a lovely lovely recipe :) great going!!

Laavanya said...

Wow! That's a beautiful looking dessert and I love the combination of flavours going there. Great entry Happy Cook.

indosungod said...

Delicious looking pears, looks very professional :) Best part is you make it sound so simple.

Swapna said...

I have never seen this before....will definitely try this one....and photos are so beautiful!!!!

Jaya said...

Happy ,
puff pastry and pears ,what a good idea ,I am sure it tastes even better ...
I really want to try it ..

happy holi and enjoy the break ,even I am planning also one ..
enjoy ur time with ur lovely girl..
hugs and smiles
jaya

Saswati said...

happy cook thats agr8 recipe and the photos are awesome:)

ruthEbabes said...

WOW!!!!!! How creative! How tasty! How divine! I'd love to tuck into one of these!!!!!

Suma Gandlur said...

That must be delicious.
My kids' spring break started from today too. I am greatly relieved as I don't have to worry about those lunch boxes and midday snacks. :)

Trupti said...

poached pears looks delicious..Enjoy ur break..
Happy Holi !!

Jayashree said...

Looks good....enjoy your break.

TBC said...

Yummy!

Enjoy your vacation.:)

Daily Meals said...

Love the tarts Happy Cook!

sunita said...

F, those are some seriously good tarts...lovely entry.

Coffee & Vanilla said...

Delicious, bookmarked :)

Thank you for the wishes!
Margot

Madhumita. said...

Yummy - I love pears ... and puff pastry!

vegeyum said...

I love pears and chocolate together. It is a great combination. And with the pastry, it is a winning dessert. Yum.

Vaishali said...

Happy, lovely-looking tarts with great pictures!

White On Rice Couple said...

Congrats on your well deserved award!
Gosh you dripping chocolate is driving us crazy! We're licking our computer screen clean of all the dust!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

WOW!....This is a very different recipe....Love it....Looks amazing...Nice try....

meeso said...

Ooooh, so fancy! It sounds great :)

Priyanka said...

HC......that must have required quite some effort....very creative though...chocolate with fruits is always a delicious combination.

Dhanggit said...

AWWWWWW, what a lovely dessert waiting for my return!! would love to try them specially pears are starting to be in season here :-)

Dhanggit said...

AWWW, what a beautiful and delicious dessert waiting for my return!! cant wait to try them specially pears are in season!!

Cooking and the City said...

Happy Cook your pear tarts look so yummy. enjoy the break :-)

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Simply loved the visual appeal and the recipe ..must be very tasty and i think also very irresistible. Thanks for sharing !

Nithu said...

It looks lovely. Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Arfi Binsted said...

that is sublime!! i always miss this event. i guess i have to subscribe!

Sia said...

thats such a creative recipe HC... looks delicious. u always amaze me with ur unique recipes:)

Happy cook said...

Thankyou all for leaving all the wonderful comments.
Am on a break that is why didn't reply to all of them.
Still ona break but coudn't help to pop by

Bharathy said...

A lovely and creative 'fruity dessert',HC :)

Ha ha Cool! you behold achappam mould there??I myself dont have that!..Cute and simple shot!:)

Was abt to mail you abt the weekend when ur loving comment popped up!...
Glad to know things went fine :)
Enjoy the break,sweetie!:)..

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Poached pears are new to me and I must admit that they look lovely... The idea of nests is super!!!
Enjoy your break!!!

Pooja said...

hmmm... i can see pears blooming everywhere as afam deadline comes near :)) . well, i am no exception to that soon going to post my creation with it ;) .

Rosie said...

Hi 'dear' Happy, congrats on your award so very well deserved!! Now those poached pears tarts in chocolate sauce just look divine :) I know I would take a taste and be hooked *giggle* with all that choccy sauce yummmmm.......

Rosie x

Cakelaw said...

Yum - a double helping please!

Pearlsofeast said...

Oh my god. This looks divine.I love ur website.Very tempting

Ti said...

looks yummy...

Happy cook said...

Thankyou all for the wonderfull comments.
Will be back next week :-)

Retno Prihadana said...

Looks great and good Idea HP!

srikar's kitchen said...

mouth watering dishes......wow yummyyyy........

Jeena said...

Happy I always love your desserts. Any kind of fruit in a pastry is wonderful, I love the drizzled chocolate on top. DELICIOUS! :-D

Deborah said...

I used to never really like pears, but I am slowly liking them more and more. I bet this is a delicious way to have them!

myfrenchkitchen said...

Poached pears is wonderful...to combine it with chocolate, is to sure to be in heaven!
ronell

Kribha said...

Never tasted poached pears before. But looks so heavenly with that chocolate sauce.

DK said...

yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Its been a while since I came last! Glad to note u had a great vacation and also glad to know that u browse cook books jus like me in the shops..for a while I thought I was some weirdo or something :)