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Apple or Pear Fruit Tarts

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This delectable dessert uses puff pastry shells to easily make pear or apple pastries drizzled with prepared caramel topping and served with vanilla ice cream.

  • Thaw: 40 minutes
  • Prep: 20 minutes
  • Bake: 25 minutes
  • Serves: 6
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Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. (10 ounces) Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Shells

  • 6 tbsp. sugar

  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger

  • 3 large apples or pears, peeled and thinly sliced (about 4 cups)

  • 2/3 cup caramel topping, warmed (optional)

  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream

Directions

  1. Thaw the pastry shells at room temperature for 40 minutes. Heat the oven to 375°F.  Stir the sugar, cinnamon and ginger in a small bowl.

  2. Roll each pastry shell into a 5-inch circle on a lightly floured surface.  Place the pastry circles onto 2 baking sheets. Arrange about 2/3 cup apple slices on each pastry circle, overlapping the slices. Sprinkle each with about 1 tablespoon sugar mixture.

  3. Bake for 25 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown. Drizzle with the caramel topping, if desired.  Serve the pastries with the ice cream.

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Tip

Place Puff Pastry shells on ungreased baking sheets with “top” facing up. Place pastry shells about 2 inches apart on baking sheet.

To ensure that Puff Pastry shells will rise evenly, score the sides horizontally with a small knife.

Unfilled baked Puff Pastry shells may be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.

Always bake Puff Pastry shells in a preheated 425°F oven. Do not bake shells in a microwave or a toaster oven.

Inspiration

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  • Juicy pears come in many varieties. Make sure to eat the skin – it’s especially high in nutrients.

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Submitted by:
Christine M.
Date: 3/9/2006

5 star rating

"I make this all the time! This has become the dessert everyone asks me to bring. My friends, family and kids all love this. Serve it warm with a little ice cream or serve it cold for the kids at breakfast. It's soooooooo good!"

Submitted by:
Christine M.
Date: 3/9/2006

5 star rating

"I make this all the time! This has become the dessert everyone asks me to bring friends family adults and kids all love this. Serve it warm with a little ice cream or serve it cold for the kids at breakfast. It's soooooooo good!"

Submitted by:
Zoe R.
Date: 6/10/2006

5 star rating

"It's great when warmed up, for dessert with some vanilla ice cream!"

Submitted by:
Michelle A.
Date: 9/19/2007

5 star rating

"This was so easy and super yummy. I will definitely make it again and experiment with other fruits. I also think it would be a nice accompaniment for a brunch."

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