Monday, 12 October 2009

Pear and Maple Syrup Triangles

This super easy dessert can be made with homemade puff pastry or ready made pastry from the supermarket. If you're in Australia, the brands of puff pastry that I recommend are, first "Pastry Chef" from Aldi, and second the "Black & Gold" brand from IGA. I find that these brands are so much flakier and light than any other brand. The IGA "Black & Gold" had been my favorite for years until I recently discovered the brand from Aldi.


1.5 ready made puff pastry sheets
1 large pear
1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup
6 large strawberries, washed
6 tablespoons of creamy vanilla yogurt
  1. Peel the pear, cut it into fours and remove the core. Slice very thinly.
  2. Place the pear in a small bowl and pour the maple syrup over it, mix well and set aside.
  3. Cut the whole sheet of puff pastry into four squares, and the half into two.
  4. Remove the pear from the syrup and divide into 6.
  5. Place filling in the center of each square and fold in half, pressing the edges with a fork to seal.
  6. Place on a cookie tray lined with baking paper, and brush any remaining maple syrup (from the bowl) over the triangles.
  7. Bake till they are nicely colored.
  8. Serve drizzled with a tablespoon of vanilla yogurt and decorate with a sliced strawberry.
Serves 6

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