Pear Tarte Tatin

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cook: 25 minutes

Serves: 6


  • 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste
  • 1 tablespoon verjuice
  • 3 small ripe Pears, peeled, core removed and cut into halves
  • 1 egg, lightly whisked


Preheat oven to 180°C

Over a medium heat, melt the butter in the pan until it bubbles

Add the coconut sugar, vanilla, verjuice

Reduce liquid until if forms a golden colour and has thickened

Arrange the pears around the edges of the pan, then fill the pan to the centre with remaining pear halves

Cook gently on a low heat, covered, to soften and coat the pears with the caramel. Turn to coat but replace the halves with the cut side facing up before placing the pastry over the top of the pan

Drape the pastry over the top of pears and tuck the edges firmly under

Lightly brush with the egg mixed with 1 tablespoon of water

Place into oven and cook for 15 minutes or until puffed and golden

Remove from oven and rest for 5 minutes

Run a knife around the edge of the pastry, place a plate over the top and carefully invert