Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sweet Pear Mini-pie

This has been a crazy weekend.  I made these mini-pies yesterday afternoon while waiting on a focaccia to do it's thing.  Immediately after finishing the pies, a storm hit and the power went out.  So there is no focaccia, today. The power has now been on for about 2 hours.

I created this recipe myself.  I had a pear that was getting really soft so I decided to cook it instead of eating mushy pear fresh.

Here's the recipe for my super-sweet, Pear Mini-pies.

Need 1 muffin tin

For dough:
3/4 cup white bread flour
1/2 cup superfine sugar
1/2 large egg (or 1 med. egg)
1 tbsp unsalted butter

For filling:
1 pear, diced (may use two, and fill pies more)
1 tsp sugar
juice of 1/2 lemon

For topping:
1/3 tbsp unsalted butter
1/8 cup brown sugar (not packed down)
1/8 cup slivered almonds

1. Begin cooking filling ingredients over medium-low heat.
2. Preheat oven to 400°
3. While cooking pear mixture, mix flour, superfine sugar, egg and butter into a dough.
4. Divide dough into 4 pieces.  Make each piece into a ball and carefully flatten and shape into a thin disk.  Place each piece of dough in 1 muffin cup.
5. Mix together brown sugar and butter with fingertips to create a crumble.
6. Fill Cups with cooked pear, top with almonds and brown sugar crumble.
7. Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown.
8. Let cook in pan, serve warm.

Makes 4 mini-pies.

Have a good week bread-heads!  Hopefully, I'll have bread to post about this week.

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