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Pears and caramelised walnut samosas

Pears and caramelised walnut samosas

Samosas are small parcels of filling wrapped in brik (or filo) sheets and either shallow or deep fried. Here is a sweet version, with pears and caramelised walnuts.

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Last modified on: October 13th 2010

For 4 people, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
1 hour 1 min.20 min.1 hour 21 min.
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1 Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #1Peel 4 Pears, cut into 4 and discard the core of each quarter. 15 min.
2 Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #2Cut each quarter into small pieces and sprinkle with juice of ½ lemon. 5 min.
3 Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #3In a frying pan on high heat fire, melt 30 g Clarified butter, then add pears.

Cook until they are browned, then add 2 tablespoons caster sugar.

Cook a few more minutes, stirring from time to time, until they caramelise. Set aside.
10 min.
4 Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #4Finely chop 100 g walnut kernels. 3 min.
5 Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #5In a frying pan on high heat, put walnuts and 2 tablespoons caster sugar. 1 min.
6 Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #6Start to stir as soon as the sugar begins to melt, and continue until it caramelises. Set aside. 5 min.
7 Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #7Prepare samosas:

Take a half a brik (or filo)sheet and fold in half to make a long strip.
1 min.
8 Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #8Place a tablespoon of pears + walnuts at one end of the strip. 1 min.
9 Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #9Fold the pastry over the mixture at an angle. 1 min.
10 Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #10Then fold over again to form a small triangle. 2 min.
11 Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #11You should be left with a "flap" at the end.
12 Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #12Wet this end with a brush dipped in a little water or egg-white. 1 min.
13 Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #13And stick onto the triangle to seal it and finish the samosa.

Do the same with all the 6 sheets of brik pastry.
30 min.
14 The whole of this operation is a bit difficult to show, but you can also see how it's done in this short video.
15 Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #15Just before serving heat some oil in a frying pan, and fry the samosas until golden brown... 1 min.
16 Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #16... all over.

Note: you can also cook samosas in a deep-fat fryer.
5 min.
17 Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #17Serve on a plate, about 3 samosas per guest, with any left over pear and walnut filling, and surrounded with custard sauce (crème anglaise) for example.

Remarks

It is not very obvious from the photographs, but the walnuts should be chopped quite finely as small pieces are easier to fold up in the pastry sheet.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
180122 gr218 gr94 gr
90 %9 %21 %14 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
1742 gr21 gr9 gr
9 %1 %2 %1 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
4505 gr54 gr23 gr
23 %2 %5 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 4 people : 4.04 €
Per person : 1.01 €

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Source: Home made
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