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
2 Tbsp water
Place tart in a preheated 375f oven and bake for approximately 40 minutes or until puff pastry crust is golden brown and flaky.
The tart pairs extremely well with a nicely chilled Canadian ice wine.
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