Thank you to the general Internet for the inspiration, and to Shushy Turin for bringing it to my attention. I’ve been thinking about making my own version of these ever since I saw them a few months ago. I love how legit they look and how little effort it takes to make them.
Prepare the Personal Pear Pies
Yields 8 personal pies
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius). Line a baking sheet with Gefen Parchment Paper.
2. Cut the pastry into eight squares and place one piece on top of each pear half. If using puff pastry, allow some pastry to wrap under the pear, to prevent it from shrinking back, and prick the puff pastry with a fork all over.
3. Spray the baking sheet with cooking spray. Combine brown sugar with cinnamon and place a spoonful of the mixture in eight spots. Smooth down each spoonful so the pear halves can rest on the sugar. Place a pear half on top of each one.
4. Cut the puff pastry scraps into stem and leaf shapes, if desired, and attach to the pears. Brush the egg over each pastry. Bake for about 40 minutes, until golden brown.
5. Serve immediately, or rewarm uncovered on a low temperature. Tastes great with whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream.
Props and Styling by Goldie Stern Photography by Moshe Wulliger
This looks great!
Can’t wait to try it!
Which half of the pear faces the brown sugar when baking?
The flat half, not the rounded side.