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Friday, September 3, 2010

Maple Pear Tart with Mascarpone and Dark Chocolate

Sinfully delicious extra dark chocolate and creamy mascarpone smother sweet maple syrup infused pears all cradled by a light and crispy puff pastry crust.  Wow, that is a mouthful but you will definitely want more than a bite when you sink your teeth into this.   Decadent is the first word that comes to mind describing this treat.

Fall is here and juicy Bosc pears are ripe and ready.  They transform into something wonderful as they  bathe in a warm bath of Canadian maple syrup.  Luscious mascarpone and dark chocolate already notoriously good in many desserts, complete the combination and the result is heavenly.

A simple preparation and assembly is all it takes to create this stunning tart but  your guests will easily believe you stopped by a patisserie to pick it up.


1 block of puff pastry
3 ripe Bosc pears cut into1/4 inch slices
1/2 cup Maple syrup
1 cup of mascarpone cheese
1/4 cup chopped dark chocolate
1 egg
2 Tbsp water

Roll out puff pastry and place it in a buttered pie baking dish.  Spread mascarpone into pastry then sprinkle with dark chocolate and set aside.
Place pear slices in a hot frying pan and cover with maple syrup.  Cook on medium/high heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until pears soften and begin to absorb syrup.  Set aside and cool for 5 minutes.
Pour the pears and maple syrup into the center of the tart and gently fold edges of pastry over the top leaving an opening for steam to escape while baking.  Beat egg and water together and brush the puff pastry until all the edges are coated.

Place tart in a preheated 375f oven and bake for approximately 40 minutes or until puff pastry crust is golden brown and flaky.
                                                 Allow to cool slightly before serving.

The tart pairs extremely well with a  nicely chilled Canadian ice wine.
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Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

This looks absolutely decadent. If these are fall flavors then I'm beyond excited that fall's here :)

tasteofbeirut said...

I would love to take a slice of this; the idea of adding chocolate and pears is a classic one but in this context, very original and creative.

Karen said...

Beautiful! I think I would love the maple, chocolate and pear flavors together.

DARaiente said...

omg, this looks so good!!! I am going to use up all the pears my mother in law just picked from her trees on this one!

Anonymous said...

Good Afternoon

Thanks for writing this blog, loved reading it

Laurie Alves said...

Absolutely Heaven!!! Fantastic!

Granny said...

First time on your blog! I know - stupid, huh! There are glorious recipes here - so many things I want to try for the first time. BUT, the pear tart is to die for! What a wonderful combination and method. Don't know if I can wait until Autumn to try it. Thank you. I will definitely be back - and often. Thanks so much for sharing these delights! Maryb


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