Deliciousness - Caramelized Pear Puffs

This is without any doubts a recipe that you cannot miss: easy to make, delicious and with excellent presentation.

This recipe is made with canned pears, but you can substitute with ripe pears, specially with delicious, fragrant and juicy Rocha Pears.

Did you know that "Pêra Rocha" (Rocha Pears or Portuguese Pears) are of Portuguese origin?
As some say, this pear was casually obtained from a seed, on Rocha's farm near Sintra, a pear tree different, with unusual quality fruits.
These pears are known today as "Pera Rocha do Oeste", a designation of origin, and currently this variety of Portuguese Pears is concentrated in the West of the country, on the waterfront from Sintra to Leiria.

Lets start?

Caramelized Pear Puffs

- 30g of butter
- 1 can of pears
- 3 Tsp of sugar
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed in the fridge
- chopped walnuts 

Melt the butter in a pan, add the drained pears and sprinkle with the sugar.
Let them cook until they are golden.

Cut circles of puff pastry and put them on the oven tray.
Slice the pears and put them on top of the dough. Cover with chopped walnuts.
Bake in the oven for 15 minutes at 220 º C.

Note: You can use ripe fresh pears, like Pêra Rocha, in this case peel the pears and take the stones out, drizzle with a little lemon juice to prevent oxidation and cook the same as before with butter and sugar.

Bom apetite!

Recipe and photos by Sónia Nunes aka Moldarina


  1. spectacular! I want to try!!!

  2. wow!

    I must try this!
    Thank you for sharing!

  3. mmmm looks delicious! I once spent a summer picking Pera Rocha - hard work but lots of fun!

  4. Looks Great!!! I could eat one right now!




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