Becky has spent her entire career cooking and baking, which are also her favorite hobbies outside of work. For her, time spent in the kitchen not only relieves stress, but is lots of fun as well. Becky’s love for baking began as a child, standing on a chair next her mom, adding ingredients and mixing up dough.
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Puff pastry sheets make these rustic, free-form tarts crispy and light.
Heat oven to 375°F.
Combine flour and brown sugar in bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in hazelnuts; set aside.
Roll out puff pastry sheet on lightly floured surface into a 10-inch square. Cut into 4 equal (5-inch) squares with sharp knife. Place squares onto large ungreased baking sheet. Brush edges lightly with water. Fold in 3/4-inch of dough on 2 opposite sides of each square; press down firmly. Refrigerate.
Combine pears, lemon juice and sugar in bowl.
Layer pear slices down center of puff pastry rectangles, keeping pears inside folded edges. Sprinkle each crostata with about 3 tablespoons crumb mixture. Bake 25-27 minutes or until pastry is puffed and golden brown. Cool on cooling rack. Sprinkle with sugar, if desired. Serve warm or at room temperature with ice cream, if desired.
Dietary Fiber: 7g
Great fall dessert!
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As autumn rolls around, I love making apple desserts. I’ve written a couple of times about my hunt for the best apple crisp recipe and how I’m always looking for ways to utilize the crop of apples in our yard. While I do have a couple of stand-by recipes, it’s always nice to try a new spin. More ...
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