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.
292,1304.8/5 for 6 ratings
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Last modified on: October 13th 2010

For 4 people, you will need:

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Stage 1 - 15 min.
Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #1
Peel 4 Pears, cut into 4 and discard the core of each quarter.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #2
Cut each quarter into small pieces and sprinkle with juice of ½ lemon.

Stage 3 - 10 min.
Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #3
In 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.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #4
Finely chop 100 g walnut kernels.

Stage 5 - 1 min.
Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #5
In a frying pan on high heat, put walnuts and 2 tablespoons caster sugar.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #6
Start to stir as soon as the sugar begins to melt, and continue until it caramelises. Set aside.

Stage 7 - 1 min.
Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #7
Prepare samosas:

Take a half a brik (or filo)sheet and fold in half to make a long strip.

Stage 8 - 1 min.
Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #8
Place a tablespoon of pears + walnuts at one end of the strip.

Stage 9 - 1 min.
Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #9
Fold the pastry over the mixture at an angle.

Stage 10 - 2 min.
Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #10
Then fold over again to form a small triangle.

Stage 11
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You should be left with a "flap" at the end.

Stage 12 - 1 min.
Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #12
Wet this end with a brush dipped in a little water or egg-white.

Stage 13 - 30 min.
Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #13
And stick onto the triangle to seal it and finish the samosa.

Do the same with all the 6 sheets of brick pastry.

Stage 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.

Stage 15 - 1 min.
Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #15
Just before serving heat some oil in a frying pan, and fry the samosas until golden brown...

Stage 16 - 5 min.
Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #16
... all over.

Note: you can also cook samosas in a deep-fat fryer.

Stage 17
Pears and caramelised walnut samosas  : Photo of step #17
Serve 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
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,744 Kcal or 7,302 Kj22 gr218 gr87 gr
87 %9 %21 %13 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
169 Kcal or 708 Kj2 gr21 gr8 gr
8 %1 %2 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
436 Kcal or 1,825 Kj6 gr54 gr22 gr
22 %2 %5 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
Walnut kernelsWalnut kernels: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Walnut short bread, Apple Strudel, Oaty walnut cake , Caramelized apple and walnut cake, Special Cheese and Walnut Sticks, ... All
Clarified butterClarified butter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Fillets of sole meunière, Bistro-style beetroot salad, Apple charlotte with toasted brioche, Warm apple feuillantines, Caramelized brioche with pear and kiwi, ... All
Sheet of brick pastrySheet of brick pastry: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Crispy cheese parcels, Crispy potato and mushroom brik rolls, Crispy smoked salmon and herb rolls, Feta and spinach brik pie, Quick Strawberry Millefeuille, ... All
PearsPears: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Tarte Bourdaloue, Pear and lime meringue pie, Pear charlotte, French Family Cake, Poire Belle Hélène, ... All

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