Pear and ginger caramel puff pastry tart

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Pear & ginger caramel Puff Pastry tart
Pear & ginger caramel Puff Pastry tart
  • Serves: 8-10

  • Total time:

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

Pear and ginger caramel puff pastry tart is the perfect cold weather pudding as works well after dinner with ice cream, or even with a cup of afternoon tea. The pears, caramel and ginger are so good together and using readymade puff pastry makes this dessert recipe so easy to make. It's an easy way to make dessert for a crowd, as it serves 8-10 with no fuss.


  • 1x320g sheet ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 3 balls stem ginger and 2tbsp syrup from the jar, plus extra to glaze
  • 50g dulce de leche caramel spread
  • ¼tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2tsp cornflour
  • Juice 1 lemon
  • 5-6 ripe pears, peeled, cored and sliced (not too thickly)
  • 1 beaten egg, to glaze

If you want to go that step further, then you can easily make your own puff pastry and use that instead of shop-bought.


  1. Heat the oven to 200C, gas 6. Unroll the puff pastry, then pressing gently, run a knife around the edge of the rectangle to create a 1½cm border.

  2. Finely chop the stem ginger and mix with the syrup, caramel spread, cinnamon, cornflour, lemon juice and the pear slices.

  3. Arrange the pear slices on the pastry, inside the border, and pour over any extra caramel sauce. Cook for 25-30 mins, brushing the pastry with the egg after 15 mins. Serve with ice cream.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 376-282(kcal)
  • Fat 15.0g
  • Saturates 7.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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