Monday, 15 March 2010

Pear and Bluebarry with Almond Shortcrust!!


Hi Freiends!!!!!!!!!!

Hope all of you are fine.........enjoyed the weekend?  It was mother's day in U.K!! Hope every mother and their children had a lovely day and had lots of fun....;-)) I had a mixed feelings day yesterday but, my children and husband made it very special day for me!! They made me feel very special, showerd their love....


(I have to edit this photo,it was my son's pics there)

In the morning both kids brought mother's day cards and gifts... and flowers were from hubby and of course tea!! It's not that he just made it yesterday, he always makes morning tea for me, or I won't wake up..-0))  My son made card by himself with beautiful message, daughter as usual emptied her daddy's pocket for my gifts!! My faviourte Dior Pure poison perfume and gorgous hand bag... My Daddy phoned me from India....So overall family made me soooooooooooooo happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!and guess what! surprise dessert came from my kids and hubby..........they looked it up in recipe book'Fresh fruit and Desserts' and came up with the idea of making Pear and Blueberry Shortcrust...


"Instead of making traditional pastry and rolling it out to top a pie dish, this rich almond shortcrust is simply patted out or rolled  directly on a baking sheet, to be cut into portions after baking and served with delicious poached fruit..This way you get to enjoy more fruit than can fit into a typical pie dish."

You will need:-Almond shortcrust pastry
  • 150 g Plain flour
  • 75 g unsalted butter
  • 30 g caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp ground almonds
  • pich baking powder
You will need:-Poached fruit

  • 4 dessert pairs
  • 450 ml Apple juice
  • 150 g blueberries(used frozen)
Method:-

Preheat the oven to gas mark 6.  To make the pastry put he flour, butter, sugar,ground almonds and baking owder into a food processor.  Process untill the mixture is crumb-like and beginning to come together.  Add a few drops of water if necessary.
Transfer the crumbly dough to the centre of a baking tray lined with non stick paper.  Pat out or roll out to form a circle about 20 cm in diameter.  Prick all over with a fork.  My kidos made cookies into a diffrent shapes.  Bake them 15-20 minutes or untill golden brown.
While pastry is baking, peel the pears, cut each one into quartersand remove the core.  Put the pears in a large saucepan.  Pour over the apple juice and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 4-5 minutes.  Now add blueberries and cook for a further 2 minutes or untill the juice run and the pears take on the rich purple colour of blueberries.

With a draining spoon, lift the pears and blueberries out onto a serving dish or individual serving plates.  Raise the heat under the saucepan and boil to about 175 ml.  Pour over the fruit.  Serve each portion of fruit with pastry wadges.

And it was served with lots of love to me by my kids, it was awesome!!
Enjoy as much as I did.........

56 comments:

  1. lovely mouth watering and tempting.

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  2. Wow, great gifts from beloved Hubby and kids! Happy Mother's Day dear!

    Loved ur dish! Simply tempting! ;)

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  3. That dessert has love and laughter dripping all over it. Nice to know you had a nice time.

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  4. Beautiful! Glad you had a good great Mother's day. My husband makes me tea on weekends and I on weekdays but I totally love that attention of him making tea :)

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  5. Lovely post as a mother i understand your feelings.

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  6. Awesome!!! that looks absolutely delicious..

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  7. A very happy mother's day to you too...the dish looks awesome..looks like you had tons of fun..

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  8. So glad you had a special Mother's Day! Great to see what your family made for you...very beautiful! Sounds very delicious, too! Peace, Stephanie

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  9. woow!!you had a lovely mother day with lovely gifts...the dish looks beautiful

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  10. So sweet of your family to do all this for you...your so lucky jagruti...dish looks so delicious...

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  11. The fruit dessert looks awesome!

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  12. Wow A very lovely presentation from your kids and hubby.Once again Happy Mother's Day to you.

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  13. Lovely to know you had agood mothers day.Beautiful dessert and made with so much love.

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  14. The dessert looks awesome. Happy mother's day!!!

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  15. How sweet! I'm so glad your kids and hubby made your day better. That dessert looks fantastic!

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  16. awwwww so sweet !
    Glad you had a great day ! :)

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  17. Awesome...very delicious..great to know you had nice time:-)

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  18. awesome..glad to hear about your mother's day celebs :-)

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  19. Jagruti,
    Nice sweet. look like you have a wonderful mother's day

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  20. You're so lucky to have loving partner and kids to wish you on Mother's Day and this dessert is really great for the occasion....

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  21. Wowo this just looks so so beautiful and so yumm.

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  22. Oh thats so so so very sweet,cute n precious dear ...what a fantastic dessert too....i love the mum thats engraved in there and as the aroma of bread wafts in my oven right now all i can dream of is shortbread:-))))

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  23. The dessert looks lovely and delicious

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  24. Nice to know you had nice time...dessert looks so tempting & awesome!!

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  25. Beautiful!!! Glad to hear about your Mother's day celebration... The Card is really pretty and the pie looks yumm:)

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  26. Thatz so sweet :)...your days sounds wonderful1 the dessert your family made is awesome!

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  27. The recipe looks and sounds wonderful!! Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Blueberries and almond, nice combination! Love the fruity taste!

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  29. looks delicious.nice to know u had a great time

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  30. Lovely dessert n the photos r stunning!!!
    Glad u had a wonderful 'mother's day'...

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  31. Wow, an awesome treat to the eyes and the tummy on Mother's Day. Can understand ur feelings, the pride and joy. Dessert was loaded with love and affection from ur family, u deserve those.

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  32. Sono contento che hai trascorso una bella giornata con la famiglia, xxx

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  33. Happy Mothers Day to you, Jagruti...very glad to know you had a great day!!!

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  34. wow! indeed it was a special day 4 u! u hv lovely childs..i love the colour of ur dish..feel like grabbing from the screen!

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  35. oh thats very sweet ..U have a loving family :)It must be delicious as it was cooked with full of love :)

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  36. Oh I love those colors and flavors...yum!

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  37. oh! thtz one lovely dish! so colorful..

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  38. It sounds as though you had a really wonderful Mother's Day. It's nice to be queen for a day :-). Your gifts are, of course, wonderful, but the best part is the thoughtful attentiveness paid to you by your family. The tart looks and sounds delicious and was surely baked with a measure of love not shown in the formal recipe.

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  39. hey jagruti belated happy mothers day...u had a lovely time...card looks very preety...hey lovely combo...lovely pastries n nice yummy fruit combo

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  40. Awww.. that is so cute! I am so glad you had a good mothers day... You deserve every bit of it :)

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  41. belated mothers day..hope u njoyd. lovely recipe :)

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  42. Hi Jagruti!
    Thank you for ur comments.Lovely snack!

    Kind regards,
    Poorna.

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  43. J,
    that so cool and I am glad you enjoyed this special day with special people(your hubby,kids and family)..and those almond cookies looks so delicious :)
    hug and smiles

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  44. So sweet and touching..their pear and blue berry looks tempting..

    my hubby too makes me tea in the weekends -:)
    Lovely post altogether Jagruti..Hugs..

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  45. Thats a sweet gesture from your kids and hubby. Apart from buying gifts and cards, they have made u a dessert too. Indeed, they must have made u feel like a queen. May the joy and happiness last for ever.

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  46. Beautiful colour and thoughful biscuits.

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  47. Delectable treat to all moms :D

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  48. A delectable treat for every mom :D

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  49. Almond shortbread is my favorite and the fruit compote served with it is lovely and so tasty ! I bet you had a wonderful mother's day with the kiddos

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  50. Happy belated mothers day! How sweet of your kids and hubby to make a treat for you.You are one pampered mamma! :)

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