Pear Napoleons with Ginger Pastry Cream

Preparation info

  • Serves

    6

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Stars Desserts

By Emily Luchetti

Published 1993

  • About

The perfume of ripe pears is universally cherished and combines well with the spicy scent and bite of fresh ginger.

Ingredients

  • 8 ripe pears, peeled, cored, and sliced inch thick
  • cup sugar

Method

On a lightly floured board, roll the puff pastry 1/16 inch thick (rolling and cutting tips). Dock the puff pastry. Cut it into 12 pieces, each 4 by 5 inches. Freeze the pastry for at least 1 hour.

Put the pears, sugar, lemon juice, brandy, and salt in a