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.
11K 5 3.6
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Last modified on: October 10th 2021

Keywords for this recipe:TartsPearVerbenaSweetcrust pastryDiplomatPâtisserie
For 6 pieces, you will need:

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How long does it take?
Time required for this recipe:
PreparationStart to finish
1 hour 29 min.1 hour 29 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 15 min.
Pear verbena tarts : Photo of step #1
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 - 30 min.
Pear verbena tarts : Photo of step #2
Peel 4 Pears, cut into quarters lengthways and remove the core.

Poach in 400 ml Poaching syrup until tender.

Drain.

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

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

Stage 5 - 15 min.
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Prepare 150 g Chantilly cream.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
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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.
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Transfer the cream to a forcing bag.

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

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

Stage 10
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...ideally in the shape of a flower.

Stage 11
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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.
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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 pieces : 5.63 €
  • Per piece : 0.94 €

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Source
Home made.
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, How to poach peaches, Peach Melba, Peach and green tea tart, Tarte Bourdaloue, ... 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, Strawberry Verveine Tart , Saint Honoré cake, Pistachio cream, Strawberries with mint and cream, ... All
Chantilly creamChantilly cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Ice-cream Vacherin, Coupe Augustin, Pavlova, Bavaroise cream, Strawberries in a thyme and lemon-flavoured red wine reduction, ... All
Tart casesTart cases: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Little apple and verbena tarts, Double raspberry tartlets, Little lime tarts, Victoria pineapple and lime tarts, Apple and blackcurrant tarts, ... All
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