On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me…
A partridge in a pear tree
This recipe is a slight alteration on Rosie’s Salted Caramel Apple Pies. As I’m not too fond of apples, I changed the ingredients ever so slightly. It’s a dead-easy recipe and the result is delicious and perfect for cold winter nights, maybe with a cup of hot cider or a nice hot chocolate?
For about 4-6 pies, you’ll need:
1 sheet of ready-made puff pastry
A few teaspoons of salted caramel
Half a lemon
A tablespoon of cinnamon
A tablespoon of sugar
1 egg or a little bit of milk
Equipment: A glass, a brush, a baking tray, baking parchment
Time: Prep 15-20 mins. | Bake 15-20 mins. | Total 30-40 mins.
Pre-heat your oven to 220 degrees Celsius (425 Fahrenheit).
Unroll your pastry on a work surface and, using your glass, cut out an even number of round shapes.
Peel your pears, cut them into cubes and drizzle a little bit of lemon juice before coating them in cinnamon and sugar.
Line a baking tray with parchment and put half of the pastry circles on.
Pop a little bit of your cinnamon-sugar-pears into the centre (don’t pile too high!), drizzle in salted caramel and cover with a second pastry circle.
Give them an egg wash or brush with a little bit of milk.
Using a fork, close the edges and poke a few holes or slits in the top. This will let the hot air out during the baking process.
Bake your mini pies for about 15 minutes or until golden-brown.
Let them cool for a little bit whilst preparing your drink of choice.
And that’s it! I told you they were super quick and easy.
If you try these, make sure to post a photo on Twitter and Instagram and use the hashtag #LKXmas!
’til next time x