This recipe adds a wonderful herby twist to the usual pear tarte tatin.


  • 300g ready rolled puff pastry

  • 8 pear, peeled, cores removed cut in half

  • 1 vanilla pod, split and seeds removed

  • 150g caster sugar

  • 150ml double cream

  • 2 sprigs rosemary

  • 1 lemon, halved

  • 500ml vanilla ice cream to serve


  • 1.

    Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.

  • 2.

    Place the pears (cored and cut in half), 25g of the sugar and vanilla seeds and lemon into a saucepan. Fill the saucepan with enough water to just cover the pears. Heat the pears over a gentle heat until the mixture is simmering. Simmer for 15 minutes, or until the pears are just tender. Drain the pears and pat dry.

  • 3.

    Heat the remaining sugar in a 24cm frying pan over a low heat until it has caramelised. Add the butter, cream and rosemary to the pan and heat gently until the mixture forms a smooth caramel, lay the pears in a tight circle on top of the sauce.

  • 4.

    Roll the chilled pastry out onto a floured surface to a 0.5cm/¼in thickness. Cut the pastry into a circle slightly larger than the frying pan.

  • 5.

    Place the pastry circle over the pears, tucking the edges of the pastry inside the pan to surround the pears.

  • 6.

    Transfer to the oven to bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the pastry is risen and golden-brown and cooked through. Once cooked, remove the pear tatin from the oven and set aside to cool for 5-10 minutes. Warm on a stove on a gentle heat for 2-3 minutes to release caramel

  • 7.

    To serve, flip the tarte tatin onto a serving plate. Slice the tatin into wedges and place a slice onto each of 4 serving plates. Top each slice with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 1056kj
  • Fat Total 51g
  • Saturated Fat 20g
  • Protein 10g
  • Carbohydrate 147g
  • Sugar 90g
  • Sodium 262mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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