Pear, Sultana and Custard Tarts

These tarts will be sure to impress – can be made with fresh or tinned pears.

Dessert Vegetarian
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 4
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooktime: 25 minutes


  • 1-2 medium-size, ripe pears (approximately
  • 160g), cored, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 40ml maple syrup
  • 100ml thickened custard
  • 40g wholemeal flour
  • 400g sheets puff pastry
  • 30g sultanas
  • 250ml cream, to serve


  1. Preheat fan-forced oven to 220°C (230°C for conventional oven). Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Arrange the thin pear slices out on a separate tray.
  3. Mix the lemon juice with half of the maple syrup and pour the lemon-maple mix evenly over the pear slices. Set aside.
  4. In a bowl, combine the custard and flour. Set aside.
  5. Slice each pastry sheet in half and place one half on top of the other to form a double layer.
  6. Using a 12cm diameter cutter, cut out two circles from each pastry stack and place on the lined tray. Completely cut through both layers and discard the excess pastry.
  7. Using a 9cm diameter cutter, carefully cut into each pastry circle, through the top layer only, to remove the inner top layer.
  8. Spoon the custard evenly into the inner circle of each pastry round. Layer with the pear slices and sprinkle sultanas around the pair slices.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes or until the pastry has puffed and is golden brown in colour.
  10. Serve with cream and the remaining maple syrup.
Handy Tips
Use Corella or Packham pears if possible (or tinned pears if short on time).
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