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poached pears in puff pastry

poached pears in puff pastry

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Kind of like a pie, but with half the effort.

Poached pears may be one of those ‘adult’ desserts you learnt how to cook when you first moved out, but look, there’s really no shame in making a good thing over and over. If you ever feel like fancying up (or as a certain cravat-sporting TV host would say, 'elevating') your poached pears, simply wrap them in pre-made strips of puff pastry and whack them in the oven, ala the The Little Epicurean. They’ll come out as puffy little beehives, looking cute as a button. Drizzle over some honey, scoop yourself some ice-cream, then devour.