Celebrations call for dessert! We’re celebrating with these pear pastries with honey whipped cream. Rich, creamy, and slightly sweet… and SUPER easy. Get the recipe at the end of the post!
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Pear Pastries with Honey Whipped Cream; Recipe or Not
- 1 puff pastry (find it in the freezer section, follow the instructions for thawing)
- 2-3 pears, cut into thin slices
- 3/4 c. heavy whipping cream
- 2 T. honey
- 1/4 c. peach preserves or jam
- 1/2 c. sliced almonds
For the whipped cream: In a medium bowl or stand mixer, add the heavy whipping cream and honey. Beat with a hand mixer or stand mixer, starting at low, for a minute or two. Increasing speed as the cream gets thicker. Once stiff peaks start to form, refrigerate until needed.
For the pear pastries: Preheat oven to 400°. On a floured surface, spread out the puff pastry and lightly sprinkle the top with flour. Cut the pastry into eight equal pieces. Place the pastries on a baking sheet and top each one with 4-6 pear slices, leaving 1/2 inch border around the pears. On a separate baking sheet, spread out the sliced almonds. Bake the almonds for 10-11 minutes and bake the pastries for 20-22 minutes until the pastry has puffed and is starting to brown. While the pastries are still hot, carefully brush on 1/2 T. of peach preserves over each pastry. When ready to serve, top each pastry with a dollop of the honey whipped cream and a sprinkle of toasted almonds.
Note: The pastries do not keep very well and are best the day they are made.