Pearfect turnover, lazy pear and cream cheese puff pastry wrap.
We have all been in the situation where you need to bake something quick and have no idea what to make. We were sat on the sofa having a rare lazy day when we had that freshly baked craving, but didn’t want anything to time consuming. Having this feeling I have thought of a solution the Pearfect turnover.
Looking through the kitchen I found ready made puff pastry and bag of pears so quickly created this tasty bake.
Pearfect turnover is ideal, whether it is…
… for a last minute dinner party and you need a quick desert.
… friends or family are coming over and you need something for afternoon tea.
… or it’s one of those lazy Sundays when it’s raining and nothing you can find tempts you. Only something freshly baked and hot from the oven will do.
So that’s how the Pearfect turnover was born.
Pearfect turnover that I came up with is the simplest, tastiest sweet treat ideal for any occasion. When you bite into the Pearfect turnover immediately can taste the juicy pear with flaky puff pastry covered in cream cheese. It isn’t overly sweeet but natural and fresh pear flavour makes it perfectly balanced. The pear will become soft and juicy which will complement the crunch of the puff pastry.
Minimum effort, maximum taste.
This Pearfect turnover really is the minimum amount of effort with maximum taste. I think baking can be cheating sometimes. It doesn’t have to be hours of preparation or following complicated recipes. If that isn’t you try this simple recipe and you can see how much fun baking could be.
This is exactly what we made a beautiful juicy pear wrapped in puff pastry straight from the oven. Enjoyed with some fresh double cream, this really is as simple as baking can get.
1 pack of ready rolled puff pastry
200g of soft cheese like Mascarpone or similar
3 tbsp. of dark soft brown sugar
some spare large grain sugar for the top, I have used Demerara
Pre heat the oven to temperature marked on your pack of pastry.*
Put the soft cheese in a bowl, beat until smooth. Add in the soft brown sugar to taste and mix until combined.
Peel the pears and cut into half’s, remove the seeds. Unwrap and unroll the readymade pastry and cut into 6 equal squares.
Divide the cream cheese and put into the middle of each square of the pastry. Gently press the pear half diagonally on the pastry, sprinkle with brown sugar.
Fold up the corners and pinch at each end to make a boat shape. Fold the corners across the pear, gently press to stick together like so:
Place in the oven and bake as directed on the pack or until golden brown.*
When baked remove and place on a cooling rack You can eat it hot straight from the oven with some fresh cream or leave to cool and enjoy later. They keep very well and you can even freeze them for another day (if there is any leftover).
The sweetness from the cream cheese and baked pear go perfectly and the flakey puff pastry really makes this a tasty treat for any occasion.
If you have no pears you can swap them for apples, peaches, plums or any other ‘firm’ fruit.
Keep an eye out for more quick and tasty treats to enjoy.
*I haven’t been specific with temperature and baking time as the pastry will vary slightly from brand to brand.