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Pear Jalousie

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Ingredients
  Puff pastry 12 Ounce (350 Gram)
  Pears/Pear pieces - 1 can 4
  Ground almonds 2 Ounce (50 Gram)
  Egg 1 , separated
  Caster sugar 3 Ounce (75 Gram)
  Lemon 1⁄2 , squeezed
  Raspberry jam/Damson jam 2 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat oven to 425°F/220°C/Gas 7 temperature.

MAKING
2) Even out the pastry to a 9" x 7" (23 cm x 18 cm) oblong and cut it lengthwise into two.
3) Fold one piece lengthwise in two and make gashes at 1/4" (5 mm) intervals almost to the edge.
4) On a greased and slightly damp baking sheet, arrange the other piece of pastry and moisten its edges with a little whisked egg white.
5) Cream a mixture of egg yolk and sugar.
6) Stir in lemon juice and ground almonds.
7) Apply jam over the pastry and then fill the pastry with sliced pears and almond mixture.Save the pear juice for pear sauce.
8) Top with the slashed piece of pastry and crimp the edges well.
9) Apply remaining egg white over the top of pastry.
10) Dust lightly with caster sugar and then bake for 15 minutes in preheated oven until golden and well risen.
11) Reduce the oven temperature to 375°F/190°C/Gas 5 and bake for 10 more minutes.

FINALIZING
12) If required, prepare pear sauce by mixing together juice of half a lemon and saved pear juice.
13) Thicken this with a blended mixture of corn flour and cold water.

SERVING
14) Serve the pastry hot with pear sauce or cold with cream.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Pear
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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