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: November 22th 2023

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Stage 1 - 15 min.
Pear verbena tarts
Prepare 150 g 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 - 5 min.
Pear verbena tarts
Cut 4 Poached pears into small pieces and drain carefully.

Stage 3 - 15 min.
Pear verbena tarts
Prepare ing5.

Stage 4 - 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 5 - 3 min.
Pear verbena tarts
Transfer the cream to a forcing bag.

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

Stage 7 - 10 min.
Pear verbena tarts
Arrange a layer of pear slices on top...

Stage 8
Pear verbena tarts
...ideally in the shape of a flower.

Stage 9
Pear verbena tarts
For a finishing touch, garnish with a sprig of verbena.

Your little pear verbena tarts are ready.
Remarks
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.
Keeping
Should be eaten the same day.
Source
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,685 Kcal or 11,242 Kj153 gr647 gr483 gr
134 %59 %61 %73 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
448 Kcal or 1,876 Kj26 gr108 gr81 gr
22 %10 %10 %12 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
448 Kcal or 1,876 Kj26 gr108 gr81 gr
22 %10 %10 %12 %
% 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 : 3.13 €
  • Per piece : 0.52 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Chantilly creamChantilly cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Bavaroise cream, Belle-helene in a glass, Apple charlotte with toasted brioche, Quick Strawberry Millefeuille, Key Lime Pie for Jeremy, ... 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: Pistachio cream, Diplomat cream, Yvetot Douillons, Peach and green tea tart, Strawberry tart, ... All
Tart casesTart cases: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Double raspberry tartlets, Little lime tarts, Little apple and verbena tarts, Victoria pineapple and lime tarts, Apple and blackcurrant tarts, ... All
Poached pearsPoached pears: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Rice pudding with chestnuts and poached pears, Fresh fruit in sabayon, Tarte Bourdaloue, Poire Belle Hélène, ... All
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