Recipe: Pears in puff pastry

Pears in puff pastry - easy to make and lovely to look at.
MANJA WACHSMUTH

Pears in puff pastry - easy to make and lovely to look at.

PEARS IN PUFF

Ingredients:

Pears
Lemon juice
Maple syrup
Dates
Puff pastry
Egg
Sugar

Method:

Peel small to medium-sized pears and carefully remove cores, working from the base and leaving the stalks attached. Slice a little off the base so pears will sit level. Toss pears with a mixture of lemon juice and maple syrup then fill the cavities with pitted dates. Cut circles of puff pastry large enough to encase the pears. Place a pear upright in the centre of each circle and brush pastry edges with beaten egg. Wrap pastry firmly around pear and decorate with pastry leaves. Brush pastry all over with beaten egg and sprinkle with white sugar. Bake for 30 minutes at 180°C. Serve hot. 

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