Try this tasty fruity tart recipe at home

Spiced poached pear with a bramble tart and lemon sorbet

Ingredients Instructions
  • Poached pear - 4 pears
  • 200g sugar
  • 200ml water
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • Bramble tart: 1 cooked sweet pastry case or 4 individual cases
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 pint of cream
  • 1 vanilla pod, split and seeds gathered
  • 1 punnet brambles
  • Lemon sorbet: 50g glucose syrup
  • 212ml water
  • 145g sugar
  • 125ml white wine
  • 2 leaves gelatine, soaked in cold water to soften
  • Poached pear: Boil together all ingredients except the pears. Peel the pears, then poach at a medium heat in the syrup until tender.
  • Bramble tart: Boil the cream with the vanilla seed and pod. Combine the egg yolks and sugar. Pour boiling cream over the egg mixture and combine thoroughly. Return the liquid to the heat and stirring continuously allow to cook for no longer than 30 seconds.
  • Do not allow the mixture to boil. Remove from heat and pass through a sieve.
  • Pour the mixture into the tart case and place in the fridge to cool. Prior to serving place the brambles neatly on top.
  • Lemon sorbet: In a saucepan, combine glucose syrup, water and sugar and place on a high heat and bring to the boil. Combine lemon juice and white wine in another pan. Remove the sugar mixture from the heat and whisk in the gelatine. Add the lemon and wine mixture and then pass through a sieve.
  • Place in an ice cream machine and churn until the texture is very light and it has turned white. Slice the tart and serve with a scoop of sorbet.

Recipe © Steve McCallum |