Pear Squares Recipe

Summary

Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time20 Min
Ready In35 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings4
CuisineCourse
MethodVegetarian
Main IngredientInterest Group

Ingredients

 Pears2
 Sugar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Butter1 Tablespoon
 Water1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Brown sugar1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Lemon juice1 Tablespoon
 Cinnamon stick1 , broken
 Salt1 Pinch

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 451 Calories from Fat 28

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 3 g4.8%

Saturated Fat 1.9 g9.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 8.1 mg

Sodium 65.2 mg2.7%

Total Carbohydrates 112 g37.4%

Dietary Fiber 2.6 g10.4%

Sugars 107.4 g

Protein 0.35 g0.7%

Vitamin A 2.3% Vitamin C 8.2%

Calcium 1.3% Iron 0.97%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 425°F.
2) Wash, peel and core the pears and save the peelings in a saucepan. Slice the pears

MAKING
3) Firstly, make a pastry using 3 cups of flour. Chill the pastry.
4) On a floured board, roll out the pastry into a rectangle and cut into strips of dimension, 4 x 8 inches.
5) Place sliced pears on half of each pastry strip. Sprinkle sugar on top of sliced pears and dot pastry strips with butter.
6) Fold the pastry strips over and seal the edges. Use the tines of fork to seal the edges neatly.
7) Use a knife and make slits on top of each pastry strip.
8) Bake the strips in preheated hot oven for about 20 minutes or until pastry strips are golden brown.
9) To make cinnamon sauce, boil pear peelings with 1 cup water for about 5 minutes.
10) After it is thoroughly boiled, strain and remove the peelings and add brown sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon and salt to the boiled water.
11) Boil the mixture and simmer it for about 5 to 6 minutes or until the desired consistency is reached. Strain out cinnamon sticks.


SERVING
12) Allow the pastry strips to cool down and serve with warm cinnamon sauce.
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