Pear verbena tarts

Pear verbena tarts
Crisp sweetcrust pastry cases, a velvety diplomat cream flavoured with verbena, and slices of poached pears for delicious and dainty pear verbena tarts.
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Last modified on: October 10th 2021

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Stage 1 - 15 min.
Pear verbena tarts
Prepare 5.3 oz Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream) using the normal method, but at the start leave a handful of verbena leaves to infuse in the milk (instead of the vanilla).

This will give you a verbena-flavoured custard.

Cover and leave to cool.

Stage 2 - 30 min.
Pear verbena tarts
Peel 4 Pears, cut into quarters lengthways and remove the core.

Poach in 14.1 oz Poaching syrup until tender.


Stage 3 - 5 min.
Pear verbena tarts
Slice the pear quarters across into small pieces.

Stage 4
Pear verbena tarts
Leave on absorbant paper to finish draining thoroughly until needed.

Stage 5 - 15 min.
Pear verbena tarts
Prepare 5.3 oz Chantilly cream.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
Pear verbena tarts
And fold gently into the cooled verbena-flavoured custard. Beat for a few seconds by hand to "loosen".

This is now a verbena diplomat cream.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
Pear verbena tarts
Transfer the cream to a forcing bag.

Stage 8 - 6 min.
Pear verbena tarts
Pipe a generous layer of cream into each tart case.

Stage 9 - 10 min.
Pear verbena tarts
Arrange a layer of pear slices on top...

Stage 10
Pear verbena tarts
...ideally in the shape of a flower.

Stage 11
Pear verbena tarts
For a finishing touch, garnish with a sprig of verbena.

Your little pear verbena tarts are ready.
For a quicker, simpler version of this recipe, use a classic sweetcrust pastry and a simple confectioner's custard (without added whipped cream).

If you have any leftover cream and fruit (which often happens, I assure you), make little verrines by layering the pears in small glasses with a generous topping of cream.
Should be eaten the same day.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,410 Kcal or 5,903 Kj40 gr387 gr147 gr
70 %16 %37 %22 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
82 Kcal or 343 Kj2 gr23 gr9 gr
4 %1 %2 %1 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
235 Kcal or 984 Kj7 gr65 gr24 gr
12 %3 %6 %4 %
% 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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Gluten, Milk, Egg, Nuts
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 pieces : 5.63 €
  • Per piece : 0.94 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Poaching syrupPoaching syrup: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Citrus tart, Rice pudding with chestnuts and poached pears, Tarte Bourdaloue, Peach Melba, Peach and green tea tart, ... All
Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream)Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Almond cream or frangipane, Puits d'amour, Pains briochés aux raisins, Raisin breads (pains aux raisins), Strawberry Verveine Tart , ... All
Chantilly creamChantilly cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Individual charlottes with morello cherries, Diplomat cream, Ice-cream Vacherin, Belle-helene in a glass, Strawberry Charlotte, ... All
Tart casesTart cases: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Little apple and verbena tarts, Apple and blackcurrant tarts, Little lime tarts, Double raspberry tartlets, Victoria pineapple and lime tarts, ... All
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