Pear and almond Danishes

This delightful dessert is quick and easy to make.
 
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Recipe from: 4 December 2015
Preparation time: 20 min
Cooking time: 25 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 2
    rolls or sheets of ready-made puff pastry
  • 1
    can
    pear halves, well drained
  • 20-30
    ml
    honey
  • 30
    ml
    lemon juice
  • 45
    g
    icing sugar
  • 50
    g
    flaked almonds, toasted almond filling
  • 2
    large egg whites
  • 60
    g
    sugar
  • 100
    g
    ground almonds
  • 15
    ml
    brandy (optional)
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 
Preheat the oven to 220°C.

Almond filling:

Beat the egg whites until stiff. Beat in a quarter of the sugar until glossy. Fold in the remaining sugar, ground almonds and brandy. Chill until ready to use.

Cut the pears into very thin slices. Unroll one roll of pastry onto a lightly greased baking tray.

Spread with the almond filling and arrange the pear slices over the top. Drizzle with a little honey. Place the other roll of pastry on top of the pears and almond filling. Bake in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until puffed up and golden.

Remove from the oven and leave to cool. Once cool, use a sharp serrated knife to cut into squares or rectangles. Mix the lemon juice with the icing sugar and drizzle over the pastry. Sprinkle with flaked almonds.

Good idea:

Alternatively, you can spread the pastry with the filling and then roll it up like a Swiss roll. Refrigerate until firm, then cut into thin slices and bake on a greased and lined baking tray until golden. Drizzle with the icing and sprinkle with the almonds.

Image and text: Ideas magazine.

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